Story of Origin
Our scallops were harvested from deep waters off the east coast of New England in the United States. In the 1980's, when many fisheries in the area were declining, industry and government came together to set strict limits on scallops, groundfish, and other seafood. Now, after 30 years of management by opening areas only when the shellfish are mature, the scallop beds are again productive and the fishery has successfully recovered! Thanks to the effectiveness of this scallop's fishery's management regime, the fishery has been recognized and certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
Good to know
Scallops live on the seafloor, filtering food from the rich waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The dredges that are used to gather them must be fitted with turtle excluding devices in addition to other adjustments that prevent other animals being caught. The nets themselves don't touch the seafloor. Instead, there are metal and rubber extensions that gently rub against the sand and gravel, lifting the scallops into the net. This reduces lasting damage to the seafloor and the marine environment.