What Are You Buying?
When you buy Maine Dayboat scallops, you’re buying scallops just plucked from Maine’s nearshore waters. Maine Dayboat Scallops are packaged by the fishermen on the boat, and are brought to shore within hours of being harvested (always on the same day). They are delivered the very next day, always within one day of harvest. If the crew is able, they will take photos of the fishing process so that you can see your scallops being harvested.
Prices will depend on market forces, but generally, you can expect to pay slightly more ($1-$2 per pound) than you’re used to paying for scallops from generic (federal, international) sources. But that slight increase in price means you’re getting the product more than a week fresher than you’re used to. It also means you’ll know the name of the fisherman who caught the scallops, where he caught them, and that no one other than me (or perhaps my father, who will be helping out on occasion) has touched them between harvest and delivery.
In addition to offering scallops by the gallon, I’m excited to be able to offer scallop meats on the half shell . I’m proud to offer this unique product to my customers. If you’re wondering what it will look like, check out the photo at the top of this page. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see what a whole scallop on the half shell looks like. As of right now, it’s illegal to bring anything other than the adductor muscle and shell in, but I’m working on changing that (a lot of safety testing needs to be done to ensure the roe is free of PSP toxins).
I bring the same sense of integrity, forthrightness, commitment and work ethic to Maine Dayboat Scallops, Inc. as I did to my time as a fisheries manager. I am passionate about Maine scallops and Maine scallop fishermen. I want to help chefs feel good about their purchase, and will provide as much detail as you’d like on scallop biology, management, and fisheries practices. When you buy a Maine Dayboat Scallop, you buy into something you can trust.