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2013-12-20 23:22:11

The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery has been certified as being in compliance with the most respected international standard for sustainable fisheries.

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2009-08-17 13:30:45

A NOAA Fisheries scallop survey off the northeastern coast between North Carolina and Massachusetts shows high numbers of juvenile "recruit" sea scallops and ocean quahogs on Georges Bank tempered with weak numbers for seed scallops in the Mid-Atlantic for 2009.


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Pecten Maximus
2013-04-17 11:46:39

The “Great Scallop” or “King Scallop”, Pecten maximus, is a species of scallop, an edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This particular scallop is the type species of the genus. Pecten maximus may in fact be conspecific with Pecten jacobaeus, the “Pilgrim’s Scallop”, which as a much more restricted distribution. Royal Dutch Shell, an energy corporation, derives its highly recognizable logo from this specific...

Japanese Baking Scallop, Pecten albicans
2013-04-16 21:04:03

Pecten albicans, the common name being Japanese baking scallop, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This species has a shell with the potential of reaching a size of 95 millimeters, with about 12 radiating ribs. The surface coloration usually ranges from light to dark brown, but it may also be orange or purple. The lower valve is less convex than in Pecten excavatus. Pecten albicans is commercially used in the Japanese Sea and in the...

The New Zealand Scallop, Pecten novaezealandiae
2013-04-16 20:58:39

The New Zealand Scallop, Pecten novaezealandiae, is a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This scallop is a native to New Zealand. It can be found in the North Island, Stewart Island, South Island, and the Chatham Islands. It is usually seen on sand, silt, and mud from low tide level to over 90 meters. Large populations can be found at depths of between 10 and 25 meters. This species is entirely free-living, mobile and somewhat migratory. The two valves on...

Giant Lion's Paw, Nodipecten subnodosus
2013-04-16 20:43:17

Giant Lion’s Paw, Nodipecten subnodosus is a species of scallop belonging to the family Pectinidae. It is a native to Pacific and Gulf of California coasts of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico, and southward to the western coast of Peru. This scallop releases both eggs and sperm during each annual spawn. The potential for self-fertilization, along with a high fecundity of more than 20 million eggs per spawn per individual contributes to an increased possibility of variance in...

Rough Scallop, Aequipecten muscosus
2013-04-16 20:39:02

The rough scallop, Aequipecten muscosus, has the potential to grow up to 1.75 inches. It has a small and scallop-shaped shell with about 20 strong ribs which have many erect scales or small spines near the margin. The coloration of this rough scallop shell varies from pink to a dark red exterior, often mottled with colors as brown and cream, but it’s also sometimes bright lemon-yellow or bright orange. This species is found offshore and is very rarely found on ocean beaches. It...

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