Profile last updated: 09 September 2020

Scallops

Various species

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

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.