Chlamys Opercularis

Queen Scallop (Chlamys Opercularis)

Our slow growing Queen Scallops (Chlamys Opercularis), are harvested in the cold, clean North Atlantic waters of the Faroe Islands, processed with strict quality control and ready to be delivered to our customers. All of our scallops are fished by our scallop trawler M/V Nordheim, half fabricated and block frozen in our scallop factory in Oyri and further processed in Vietnam where they are thawed, hand peeled and IQF frozen.

We offer both scallop meat, packed in 2 x 6 kg plastic bags in a 12 kg master carton, and scallop mantles packed in 6 x 2 kg blocks in a 12 kg master carton. Both products are stacked on pallets, 100 X 120 cm (100 cartons /pallet), and kept at a temperature of –18 degrees Celsius or below.

We also sell crushed shells.

Chlamys Opercularis is a medium-sized species of scallop, an edible marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pectinidae. It is found in the northeast Atlantic ocean.

The queen scallop is commonly found up to 40 m (130 ft) below mean sea level, although it has been known to exist up to 400 m (1,300 ft) below sea level. It is distributed from Norway south to the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean and is common in the North Sea on beds of sand and gravel.

Source: Wikipedia