Sustainable Fishing Practices

M&B Sea Products is dedicated to ensuring sustainable fishing practices. In addition to strictly adhering to all rules and regulations of the fishing industry, we also have specially designed our gear to catch only scallops and minimal amounts of bycatch (the accidental capture of untargeted species). Both our owners are members of the board for Fisheries Survival Fund and we offer our fleet to be used in scientific discovery trips. We have great interest in protecting the New England fishery, which is not only our most valuable fishery, but also the most valued wild scallop fishery in the world.

The Atlantic sea scallop program is one of the most successful of its kind. Sustainably harvested scallops can self-replenish on a yearly basis. The Atlantic sea scallop population is near record highs as the fishery continues to operate at sustainable levels. The collaborative efforts of scallop fishermen, scientists, fishery managers, and environmentalists are responsible for keeping this fishery sustainable for today and the future.

To learn more about sustainable fishing practices, visit SMAST Fisheries and NOAA Fish Watch

Scallopers apron hanging on a boat
M&B processing facility Docking rope and cleat