Weathervane scallops from Alaska are a "Best Choice."
The weathervane is the largest scallop in the world. It ranges from Point Reyes, California; to the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, but is only fished commercially in Alaska.
Weathervane scallops are considered moderately resilient to fishing pressure and the Alaska stock is not currently overfished.
Scallop dredges can affect benthic wildlife and their habitats. These concerns prompted the Alaska Board of Fisheries to limit areas open to dredging.
Overall this fishery is well managed, including a limited fleet size, area-specific catch quotas to prevent overfishing, gear size restrictions and bycatch controls.