What Makes These Scallops So Special?

Fishing for Scallops off the Maine Coast

Scallops expedited from Maine waters to your door.

Maine Dayboat Scallops are the best scallops you’ll ever taste.

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, pure scallops, and I bring or ship those scallops quickly to you.

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.  This adds moisture so the seller makes more profit but it also decreases flavor and quality.   Maine Dayboat Scallops are different.  They reach you quickly and naturally so you can finally understand what a scallop is supposed to taste like.

I managed Maine’s scallop fishery from 2007 – 2011, and in that time I recognized that Maine’s small-boat fishermen harvest a product that’s vastly superior to the artificially plumped commodity product most consumers are used to.  But the price they receive is generally set by the much larger offshore fishery, comprised of boats that often stay at sea well over a week and bring in scallops that have been soaking in ice that whole time.  It doesn’t have to be this way: bringing scallops directly from fisherman to chef could benefit restaurants, fishermen, consumers, and the resource. 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 has closed and will reopen in December.  Currently a very limited amount of fresh Maine Dayboat Scallops are available from the Federal waters of the Northern Gulf of Maine.

To receive information on availability and Holiday Specials, send an e-mail to togue@mainedayboatscallops.com

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Maine Dayboat Scallops fresh fromt he FishermanMaine’s scallop season lasts only 70 days, so fishermen need to make the most of it.  You should too.

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