Our Japanese Scallops come from the Northwest Pacific. Their commercial name is derived from the Latin name, Yesso, which means “North of Japan” in historical Japanese.

This specie is mainly found off the North Coast of Japan. Like all bivalves, these species lives in a shell accessible by a large muscle. This muscle is considered to be the tastiest part of the Scallop. Japanese Scallops live in the seabed and filter seawater for edible particles. The Japanese Scallop is regarded by many as a delicacy and should not be missing in any culinary kitchen. The Scallops are truly delicious when smothered on both sides over high heat. At Amacore also available with MSC label.


Our American Scallops come from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean where they are dredged from the seabed.

Just like their Japanese species, they live in a shell that can also be opened by a muscle for the tastiest part of the Scallop, the adductors. Although fairly similar to the Japanese Scallop, some describe the American Scallop as having a unique flavor of its own, and slightly whiter flesh. Our American Scallops are available year round and can also be supplied with the MSC label.

Commercial name

USA Scallops / Japanese Scallops

Scientific name

Patinopecten yessoensis, Placopecten magellanicus


Japan, USA, Canada

Catching area

FAO 21 / FAO 61

Fish Specifications

With shell/ without shell


10 kg, 5 kg


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