Prized for its large, delicious, succulent meat, Nova Scotia scallops are harvested from the cold, clean, pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, found densely concentrated on the sandy gravel bottoms of the sea. Also referred to as Giant Scallops, sea scallops are bivalve molluscs and are one of Nova Scotia’s most important commercial shellfish species. Sea scallops are possibly best known for its beautiful and distinctive circular-shaped shell that can reach up to 20 cm in size.
NOVA SCOTIA SEA SCALLOP
Nova Scotia’s scallop fishery is carefully managed to bring the highest quality scallop product to market year-round. Most offshore catches in Nova Scotia are shucked at sea, frozen at sea or placed in wet storage. The process of shucking consists of using a knife to pry open the shell of the scallop and remove the meat muscle. Nova Scotia’s scallop processing facilities are registered to meet international quality assurance standards, ensuring you receive a healthy, safe, and high-quality product.
WILD AND SUSTAINABLE
Scallops harvested in Nova Scotia are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the world’s leading certification and eco-labelling programs for wild sustainable seafood.
Sea scallops have a lean, rich cream coloured, tender flesh and are available as a fresh, frozen, or value-added product, including:
Individually quick frozen (IQF)
SERVING SIZE 2 LARGE OR 5 SMALL (30 GRAMS)
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