Does the name "Pink Scallop" ring any bells? If so, you probably know that this seafood is a rare, but hot commodity. For seven years, pink scallops have been off the market and off of people’s plates because of bureaucratic shenanigans. Sounds stressful, I know.
Pink Scallops, aka singing scallops, or singers – are found in limited numbers from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska, but exist in “harvest-able” numbers only in the limited waterways of the San Juans and Canadian Gulf Islands.
Each year there are less than 200,000 pounds of pink scallops, making them a rare jewel.
Not only is supply limited, but the scallops are extremely hard to harvest as divers only have mere minutes to gather the product safely. The best abundances are found at depths of 90+ feet in high flow areas, making for difficult dives.
But hard work pays off and singing scallops are available now through mid-may! The seafood can be purchased at Jones Family Farms located on Lopez, Pike Place Fish, and other fine dining restaurants region wide.