In 1963, a young person in his thirties led his entire family to leave their hometown of Yunlin, and go to Taitung where they would undertake grueling land reclamation. After eight years, this young person, having already entered the prime of his youth, had a new dream, to come to Hualien, and start a clam breeding business at the new river area of Shoufeng Township, where the rivers interweave like a web. This was done both to express gratitude to his family, and to set up a river-related business. Thus, this place was named "Lichuan Fisheries" (meaning "located at the river").
After many years, as breeding production techniques and professional management have continued to increase in innovation, the tiny, insignificant clam is now able to be bred to full size, resulting in a fresh taste, and a golden luster on its shell. This creation is called the "Golden Corbicula Clam". The young person who single-handedly established Hualien's "Lichuan Fisheries" not only had the honor of winning the "Provincial Farmer's Association Award" for being one of ten outstanding farmers, but also became a nationally famous professional fish breeder.
10 years ago, Lichuan successfully developed the "Li Chuan " golden clam essence, which acquired recognition as a "GMP Product" and proof of being a "CAS Superior Farm Product". Since then, other products have been created, such as clam tablets, clam crystals, and clam jiansu. These products add output value to the traditional breeding products.
The success of Lichuan Fisheries lies not only in the innovative breakthrough of its breeding technology, but also in the superior environment that is exceptionally rich in natural resources. When looking down at Lichuan Fisheries from a high elevation, the natural springs breeding ponds look like mirrors with emerald green frames that reflect the cloudy skies like glittering bright pearls. In recent years, Lichuan has gradually been transformed into a recreation fishery. Not only can visitors experience the local country flavor of the old-style clam catching, they can also try out Lichuan's unique fish foods at the "Old Diner's Private Kitchen". Visitors must not miss out on the excellent delicacies such as freshly fried golden clam, steamed golden trout, golden clam balls, and salted fried sweet fish and Taiwan sea bream. The "Lichuan Spring Water Ecology Tour" is a popular activity that appeals both to one's knowledge and senses. Through the detailed explanations provided by the employees, visitors can learn the secrets of the golden clam breeding industry, and enjoy the beauty of the damp breeding grounds.
Address:No.45, Yuchi Rd., Shoufeng Township, Hualien County 974, Taiwan (R.O.C.)