Profile last updated: 20 November 2020


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Since the 1970’s cultivation of scallops has increased rapidly and now accounts for nearly three-quarters of world scallop production.

No supplementary feed is provided, and no medicines or chemicals are administered during scallop grow-out.

Global production in 2018 equated to some 2.12 million tonnes. China, Japan and Peru are the main producers of farmed scallops.