March 12 is National Baked Scallop Day! Scallops are a type of Bivalve Mollusk that live in saltwater. Fun fact: Scallops use an adductor muscle that allows them to open and close. This muscle is actually the part we eat. The New Jersey Scallop Industry is a force to be reckoned with. In 2013, Scallops were NJ’s most important fisheries, valuing $65.3 million. As of 2019, New Jersey ranks second in the nation in Sea Scallops with a whopping 11 million pounds of them!
Created By: Anika Thakkar, Kristen Farhat & Kate Farhat