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Scallops

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SEAFOODRATINGMARKET NAMESLOCATION/CERTIFICATIONHOW CAUGHT/FARMED
Scallops Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Bay, Sea, Peruvian & Japanese/Yesso Scallop Worldwide Farmed
Scallops Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Giant & Digby Scallop, Hotate, Petoncles Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild
Scallops Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Bay, Sea, Peruvian & Japanese/Yesso Scallop Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certified Farmed
Scallops, Bay Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Catarina Scallop Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico Diver-caught
Scallops, Pink Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Smooth Pink, Reddish & Swimming Scallops Canadian Pacific Butterfly Trawl
Scallops, Sea Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Giant Scallop, Hotate U.S. Atlantic Dredged
Scallops, Sea Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Lion-Paw Scallop Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico Diver-caught
Scallops, Sea Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Chilean, Fan & Peruvian Calico Scallop Sechura Bay, Peru Diver-caught
Scallops, Sea Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Giant & Digby Scallop, Hotate, Petoncles Canadian Atlantic Dredged
Scallops, Spiny Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Pink, Pacific Pink & Swimming Scallops Canadian Pacific Butterfly Trawl
Scallops, Weathervane Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Alaska scallops Alaska Dredged


Bivalves, Farmed, Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certified


Summary

Seafood Watch conducted an eco-certification benchmarking study to identify which standards are consistent with our sustainability criteria. We identified the Aquaculture Stewardship Council farmed bivalves (ASC) standard as equivalent to at least our yellow "Good Alternative" recommendation.ASC Certified


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