World’s largest wild scallop fishery enters MSC full assessment process ?

The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) dredge fishery is entering full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification programme. The fishery operating in the exclusive economic zone of the United States of America offshore from Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina will be assessed against the MSC standard and, if successful, its products will be eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel recognising products from well-managed and sustainable sources.