(Canadian Pacific, Butterfly Trawl)
Pink and spiny scallops caught by butterfly trawl are a "Best Choice" due to low bycatch and minimal habitat damage.
Pink, Pacific Pink, Swimming Scallops
This recommendation is for pink and spiny scallops caught by "butterfly trawl" in British Columbia, Canada.
Wild scallops are often fished by dredging, which can have severe impacts on the seafloor habitat. The gear used in this fishery was specifically designed to take advantage of the way scallop swim upwards when disturbed. Not only does this protect the bottom from harm (due to fishing gear making contact), it also results in very little bycatch, as virtually everything caught in the net are pink or spiny scallops.
This is a small, well-managed fishery. All of these factors result in a "Best Choice" recommendation for pink and spiny scallops from B.C.