Growth and reproduction of the bay scallop
Argopecten irradians (Lamarck) at its southern distributional limit.
We could find no record of marine/estuarine shell middens or bay scallop
artifacts in either Mississippi or Alabama.
An adult bay scallop
will release millions of egg and sperm cells into the water each summer.
Recommended items: Heirloom gazpacho; bay scallops
with banana; fried goat cheese; fried calamari, mushrooms and artichokes; whitefish ceviche; Ole paella; lamb chops; goat's-milk custard.
In recent years, recreational bay scallop
harvest has been permitted from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County, with common harvest dates.
The subspecies Argopecten irradians irradians (Lamarck) is the northernmost of the three subspecies of bay scallop
, currently ranging from Maine (Robert 1978, Milke et al.
harvests have been light and sporadic, and most scallops were taken for personal consumption.
For 2017 there will be a July 25 through September 10 recreational bay scallop
season off of Gulf County, including all waters in St.
The bay scallop
Argopecten irradians is an important scallop species that has been harvested for hundreds of years.
Commercial harvest of the bay scallop
fell precipitously in North Carolina and Chesapeake Bay (Thayer and Stuart, 1974; Orth and Moore (4)).
I was curious why, of all the "state symbols" (October 2007) the bay scallop
was shown upside down?
The bay scallop
(Argopecten irradians) is a marine bivalve found along the eastern United States.
But this year, Florida's recreational bay scallop
season in most of Taylor County begins early, on June 16.
This pattern also has not been examined statistically, although reports from different species conflict, with Dakin (1910) discounting any relationship between animal size and the number of eyes whereas Butcher (1930) claimed larger Pecten gibbus borealis (the bay scallop
, now known as Argopecten irradians) had more eyes than smaller ones.
This paper describes the development of a new edible northern bay scallop
, Argopecten irradians irradians, product.