Blue Ocean Institute


Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Scallop, Bay

Since native U.S. Bay Scallop populations suffer from depletion, most Bay Scallops come from coastal aquaculture farms in China. There, growers reportedly produce all their scallops via suspension culture, with relatively low impact to the environment.

Be aware that some Calico Scallops may be labeled as Bay Scallops (Calicos are severely depleted and are collected with habitat-damaging dredges).

Full species report here.