Blue Ocean Institute


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

The aggregative and sedentary behaviors of Icelandic Scallops make their populations particularly vulnerable to fishing pressure. Despite fishery closures in some areas and other management efforts, populations of Icelandic Scallops are declining in the waters of all countries that fish for them commercially, including Canada and Iceland.

Icelandic Scallops are caught with dredges, which damage the seafloor, especially the hard-bottom habitats where the scallops live.

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