Scallop production extends across the world in cold and warm water regions, and although many countries have invested in aquaculture of scallops there are currently three main commercial producers – China, Japan and Peru.
Since the 1970’s cultivation of scallops has increased rapidly and now accounts for nearly three-quarters of world scallop production from both capture fisheries and aquaculture. No supplementary feed is provided, and no medicines or chemicals are administered during grow-out.
Global production in 2016 equated to some 2.1 million tonnes.
Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods
Governance and Outlook