Aquaculture Profile:

Scallops

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Scallops

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

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