Scallop production reaches five-year high in Japanese region

scallops-Naotake Murayama flickrScallop production in Hokkaido’s Sea of Okhotsk in Japan, has hit a five-year high in 2013 with the production of healthy and heavy scallops

Total harvest in the region was around 310,000 metric tonnes to 315,000 metric tonnes, including the output of Lake Saroma, which was about 6,000 tonnes.

This was the highest level in five years, industry sources said.

Frozen scallop meats production increased to 25,000 tonnes compared to 18,000 tonnes in 2012.

Yield from round scallop to frozen meat was up three per cent in 2013 to around 14 per cent, reported.

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