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Checking that the seafood you buy has the MSC blue tick of approval means it’s held to international standards of being sustainably produced.
Saucer Scallops

WA’s Abrolhos Island scallop fishery is the first of its kind in Australia to receive the globally recognised Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

Managed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, the area is known for its saucer scallop which has a sweet flavour and firm white flesh.

The area was closed for fishing between 2012 and 2016 following a heatwave in order to replenish healthy populations and ensure there was fish for the future.

Today, the fishery contributes more than $5 million to Western Australia’s economy each year.

Find out more about MSC certification and read the full media release on the Abrolhos Island scallop fishery.

Page reviewed 24 November 2021