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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. This survey, which included the first successful use of a scallop dredge and high resolution underwater imaging system from the same vessel, also shows the overall biomass for the Mid-Atlantic remains high.Scientists at the Northeast...

2008-10-28 09:00:25

Edgewater Foods International, Inc. (OTCBB: EDWT), the first fully integrated shellfish producer with the largest private marine research hatchery in Canada, announced today that Javier Idrovo, a former executive of the multinational Dole Food Company, has been elected a director of the Company. Additional board changes announced include the resignations of Ian Fraser, chairman of the compensation committee, and Robert Rooks, who both served on the board for three years. The three changes...

2008-10-02 00:00:10

The Conservation Law Foundation is leading an effort to put the Atlantic wolffish on the U.S. endangered species list. The fish, which has a long eel-like tail and a mouth full of large canine teeth, is threatened with extinction off the New England coast because of over-harvesting and habitat loss due to commercial trawling, the group said Wednesday in a news release. The number of wolffish landed by commercial fishermen has dropped 95 percent from more than 1,200 metric tons in 1983 to...

2008-09-25 12:00:25

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sushi lovers nationwide will soon have a way to make seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the world's ocean wildlife. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/montereybayaquarium/35141/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/NYTH051 ) On October 22, three leading ocean conservation organizations -- Blue Ocean Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Monterey Bay...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

BEDFORD, NS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian coldwater shrimp join Argentine scallops as Clearwater Seafoods' second MSC certified offering. The Marine Stewardship Council has certified the Canadian northern prawn fishery as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. "This is an exciting and important achievement," says Clearwater's CEO, Colin MacDonald. "Not only for Clearwater but for Canada" noting the fishery is the first Canadian fishery to achieve MSC certification....

2008-07-31 00:00:00

Scientists are to carry out a study of the ecological and economic impact of the Lyme Bay fishing ban. Scallop dredging and bottom trawling were prohibited in around 10 per cent of the bay this month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Marine researchers will examine the effect this has on what is described as one of Britain's richest marine environments. It will also look at the effect on local fishermen. (c) 2008 Express & Echo (Exeter UK). Provided by...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 24--NORFOLK -- Despite environmental concerns about fish and shellfish stocks in Virginia waters, Hampton Roads was the fifth-wealthiest seafood port in the country in 2007, according to the latest federal statistics. Watermen across the region reported landing $70.2 million worth of fish and shellfish at local docks, up from $51 million in 2006, when Hampton Roads ranked No. 10 on the national money list. Topping the roster...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 23--NORFOLK -- Despite environmental concerns about fish and shellfish stocks in Virginia waters, Hampton Roads was the fifth wealthiest seafood port in the country in 2007, according to the latest federal statistics. Commercial fishermen across the region reported landing $70.2 million worth of fish and shellfish at local docks, up from $51 million in 2006, when Hampton Roads ranked No. 10 on the national money list. Topping the...

2008-07-16 00:00:19

By EXCLUSIVE Philip Bowern Pressure from the Devon Wildlife Trust, which succeeded in banning scallopers and other bottom trawlers from an area of Lyme Bay, could force the displaced fishermen to move into even more sensitive marine areas off Devon and Dorset. That warning was made to Paul Gompertz of the Devon Wildlife Trust as long ago as December last year in letters seen by the Western Morning News. Yet the trust pressed ahead with its calls for a ban on bottom trawling in a large...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Melissa Allison, Seattle Times Jun. 19--Greenpeace stirred the waters of the seafood industry this week with a report rating seafood buying practices at 20 of the nation's largest supermarket chains. One industry group called the report garbage, and federal regulators said it contains errors. The environmental activist group wants to hold stores accountable for "their role in supporting unsustainable fisheries," according to a news release. The ratings focus on overfishing and other...


Latest Scallop Reference Libraries

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...

Spear Scallop, Chlamys hastata
2013-04-16 20:52:10

Chlamys hastata, otherwise known as the spear scallop, spiny scallop, or swimming scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This species can be found on the west coast of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to San Diego, California. A limited amount of these scallops are harvested by divers or by narrow trawls off of the west coast of Canada. The spiny scallop resides on the seabed in the sublittoral zone between low tide mark and a depth reaching 490...

The Variegated Scallop, Chlamys varia
2013-04-16 20:46:42

The Variegated Scallop, Chlamys varia, is a species of small scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This species of scallop can be found in the North Sea, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Red Sea. The scallop is a shallow-living species, residing up to about 100 meters in depth along coastal rocky areas. The shell ranges in color from white, pink, red, yellow, orange, or purple. Both valves are symmetrical except for the...

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