Scallop Boat Virtual Tour

Shucking Station Intro // Kha Cutting
Cutting Station

Shucking Station

There are two shucking stations on the main weather deck, one to port and one to starboard on either side of the massive winch at the forward end of the open deck. Scallops are shucked at sea - only the "meats" are brought back. As a typical trip to a closed area will bring back 18,000 pounds of scallop meat (this is the muscle that opens and closes the scallop's shell) the crew spends a large portion of the trip standing at these stations "cutting" scallops. The muscle is removed and tossed into a bucket and the shells are funneled back overboard. The shucking areas are covered, but still offer little protection from either the cold or the heat