Blue Ocean Institute

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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Scallop, Sea (Hotate)

Wild Sea Scallops were once overfished but have since recovered. With fishing pressure still high, recent management measures are controversial.

Bottom dredges and trawls used to catch Sea Scallops inadvertently damage habitat, and there is unintended catch of endangered sea turtles and Atlantic Cod, Monkfish, flounders, and skates.

Full species report here.