Scallop, Mexican Bay
Mexican Bay Scallops are distributed from Baja California, Mexico to Northern Peru, including both sides of the Baja California Peninsula. They grow quickly, reach sexual maturity around 6 months of age and produce many eggs.
After heavy fishing pressure that caused numbers to drop considerably, Mexican Bay Scallops are thought to be at healthy levels of abundance particularly in the main fishing area of Magdalena Bay, Mexico. However, a formal published population assessment is lacking.
In Magdalena Bay, they are collected by hand by commercial divers, causing no damage to the seafloor and little to no bycatch.