Scallop dredging has a devastating effect on the marine environment, and in our view adds up to an act of environmental vandalism. This fishing method involves dragging rows of metal teeth across the sea bed, destroying the habitat and any slow-moving species in their path.
You can see the damage it can cause in these illustrations.
A brilliant alternative is diver-caught scallops. These are carefully selected and collected by hand, with enough left to maintain local populations. The only way to know if your scallops have been dredged is to ask questions where ever you buy them. Always ask how and where your seafood was caught if you can.