Have you been complaining lately about February's cold weather? You have company there. Farmed scallops do not tolerate being hauled up out of the briney deeps. Always fussy about being exposed to air, to sunshine, to rain, these precious littles care even less for cold. They will happily keep on growing safely down below the surface waters, down where the temperature remains fairly constant. Expect whole farmed scallops to become available once again in April.
Meanwhile, the good news is that with careful management we can still have a sustainable wild scallop harvest. Granted, that means adductor muscles only, but that's a treat too.
Here is an interesting article on the benefits of shellfish:
We are learning more about how to manage our marine resources--and that's really cool !