Abnormal Scallop Observations
We work with fisherman to identify issues affecting seafood quality including marine disease. Currently we are investigating issues that affect scallop meat quality. If you are a scalloper and have noticed meat quality issues in your catch please take the time to fill out the observation form below and if so inclined send in a sample for analysis.
Here are some examples of abnormal scallop observations:
Discolored/gray meats – meats are darkened and stringy
Orange nodules – meats have orange coloration at a bacterial infection site
Nematode infection – brownish pinhole from nematode parasite is visible in a scallop meat
Shell blisters – may impact meat weight