What Makes These Scallops So Special?

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    Scallop Season starts Dec. 1

If you  haven’t tasted a Maine Dayboat Scallop, you probably don’t know what scallops are supposed to taste like.

Maine Dayboat Scallops are harvested by small vessels that ply Maine’s icy waters from December through March.  Our fishermen bring in very small quantities of super fresh, dense, pure scallops.  Their quality is unparalleled.

The vast majority of sea scallops are stored for many days (or weeks) before they reach consumers.  In that time they absorb water and other chemicals from the ice and solutions surrounding them.  Since scallops are sold by weight this added moisture means added profit for the sellers, but robs the consumer of flavor and quality. Maine Dayboat Scallops are different.  I meet the fishermen at the dock to collect their scallops and I get them quickly to you.

I managed Maine’s scallop fishery from 2007 – 2011, and in that time I recognized that Maine’s small dayboat fishery produces a scallop that’s vastly superior to the artificially plumped product most consumers know. But the price our fishermen receive was set by the much larger and very different Federal fishery to the south, and our amazing scallops were simply dumped into the traditional supply chain to be soaked and plumped on their way to consumers. I knew that was wrong; that it was bad for the fishermen and bad for the consumers.   So a few years ago I quit my job managing scallops and began marketing them, because Maine fishermen deserve a better price and you deserve a better scallop.

Try these scallops.  You’ll taste the difference a day makes™.

Maine’s state water fishery opens December 1.  Online ordering will be available beginning November 17.

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