University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
The first International Pectinid Workshop was held in 1976 in Ireland and has since moved throughout the world. The Workshop has grown to a large international group attracting well over 100 delegates from some 30 countries. Devoted scallop enthusiasts gather every second year to exchange the latest developments within a range of scientific fields, aquaculture, fisheries, and management. Jointly hosted by the United States and Canada, the 21st Workshop was held in Portland, Maine, in April 2017. Nine keynote lectures and sessions focused on fisheries, aquaculture, genetics, disease, and other scallop-related science; a special “Industry Day” brought in scallop fishermen from throughout the region to share their stories, questions, and concerns.
Sea Grant funds $1,000