Scallop Boat Virtual Tour
Scallop Washing Station
After the scallops have been shucked, they are dumped into these washing tubs for a complete rinsing with fresh salt water to remove any grit or other undesirable particles. From here the crew will place them into cotton bags specially made for them. Scallops must breathe in storage, and plastic is never used to store them unless they are flash-frozen. These cotton bags generally hold about forty pounds of the scallop meats. From here, the bags are lowered into the fish hold where they will remain buried in ice for the remainder of the trip.