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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Sea

Placopecten magellanicus

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

American Sea Scallop, Atlantic Sea Scallop, Digby Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Sea

Placopecten magellanicus

Method

Farmed

Off-bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

American Sea Scallop, Atlantic Sea Scallop, Digby Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Weathervane

Patinopecten caurinus

Method

Farmed

Off-bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Alaska Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Weathervane

Patinopecten caurinus

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Alaska Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Spiny

Chlamys hastata

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Peruvian

Argopecten purpuratus

Method

Farmed

Off-bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Chilean Scallop, Fan Scallop, Hotate, Peruvian Bay Scallop, Scallop, Sea Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Pacific Calico

Argopecten ventricosus

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Calico Scallop, Catarina Scallop, Hotate, Mexican Bay Scallop, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Peruvian

Argopecten purpuratus

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Chilean Scallop, Fan Scallop, Hotate, Peruvian Bay Scallop, Scallop, Sea Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Pacific Calico

Argopecten ventricosus

Method

Farmed

Off-bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Calico Scallop, Catarina Scallop, Hotate, Mexican Bay Scallop, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Reddish

Chlamys rubida

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Atlantic Calico

Argopecten gibbus

Method

Farmed

Off-bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Calico Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Spiny

Chlamys hastata

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Canada - British Columbia, Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.56 / 5

Market Names

Sea Scallop

Summary

This seafood product is currently under re-assessment as the previous assessment report has reached the end of its life cycle. This product continues to be Ocean Wise recommended during this time.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Pink

Chlamys rubida

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Canada - British Columbia, Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.56 / 5

Market Names

Sea Scallop

Summary

This seafood product is currently under re-assessment as the previous assessment report has reached the end of its life cycle. This product continues to be Ocean Wise recommended during this time.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Scallop, Atlantic Calico

Argopecten gibbus

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

8.86 / 10

Market Names

Calico Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - SSMO Shetland inshore brown crab and scallop

Variety

Scallop, Giant

Pecten maximus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
SSMO Shetland inshore brown crab and scallop

Market Names

Great Scallop, Great Atlantic Scallop, Hotate, King Scallop, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - FBSA Canada Full Bay sea scallop

Variety

Scallop, Sea

Placopecten magellanicus

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
FBSA Canada Full Bay sea scallop

Market Names

American Sea Scallop, Atlantic Sea Scallop, Digby Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - US Atlantic sea scallop

Variety

Scallop, Sea

Placopecten magellanicus

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
US Atlantic sea scallop

Market Names

American Sea Scallop, Atlantic Sea Scallop, Digby Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop

Variety

Scallop, Sea

Placopecten magellanicus

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop

Market Names

American Sea Scallop, Atlantic Sea Scallop, Digby Scallop, Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - SSMO Shetland Inshore Brown Crab and Velvet Crab and Scallop

Variety

Scallop, Giant

Pecten maximus

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
SSMO Shetland Inshore Brown Crab and Velvet Crab and Scallop

Market Names

Great Scallop, Great Atlantic Scallop, Hotate, King Scallop, Scallop

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Scallop, Peruvian

Argopecten purpuratus

Method

Farmed

All production methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Chilean Scallop, Fan Scallop, Hotate, Peruvian Bay Scallop, Scallop, Sea Scallop

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Scallop, Common Japanese

Patinopecten yessoensis

Method

Farmed

All production methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Variety

Scallop, Bay

Argopecten irradians

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

U.S. - Massachusetts, Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.64 / 5

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

Abundance: Low compared to historical levels.


Bycatch: Information is not available to determine bycatch levels incurred by this fishery.

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Variety

Scallop, Bay

Argopecten irradians

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

U.S. - New York, Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.64 / 5

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

Abundance: Low compared to historical levels.


Bycatch: Information is not available to determine bycatch levels incurred by this fishery.

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Variety

Scallop, Common Japanese

Patinopecten yessoensis

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Japanese scallop hanging and seabed enhanced fisheries

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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  • Traps

Variety

Scallop, Common Japanese

Patinopecten yessoensis

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Japanese scallop hanging and seabed enhanced fisheries

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Variety

Scallop, Common Japanese

Patinopecten yessoensis

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Zhangzidao scallop

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

This fishery certification is currently suspended by the Marine Stewardship Council.

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Variety

Scallop, Patagonian

Zygochlamys patagonica

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Patagonian scallop (Zygochlamys patagonica) bottom otter trawl fishery

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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Variety

Scallop, Common Japanese

Patinopecten yessoensis

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Zhangzidao scallop

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

This fishery certification is currently suspended by the Marine Stewardship Council.

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Variety

Scallop, Common Japanese

Patinopecten yessoensis

Method

Wild

Harvesting machines

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Japanese scallop hanging and seabed enhanced fisheries

Market Names

Hotate, Scallop

Summary

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