Scallops, 3rd Edition

Biology, Ecology, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Scallops, 3rd Edition,Sandra Shumway,G. Jay Parsons,ISBN9780444627100
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This third edition of this well-respected book on scallops discusses all facets of scallop biology, including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology, and neurobiology, giving users an update on the most recent advancements on one of the fastest growing animal food producing sectors in the world

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Key Features

  • Offers 30 detailed chapters on the development and ecology of scallops
  • Provides chapters on various cultures of scallops in China, Japan, Scandinavia, Europe, Eastern North America, and Western North America
  • Includes details of scallop reproduction, nervous system, and behavior, genetics, diseases, parasites, and much more
  • Completely updated edition with valuable information on one of the most widely distributed shellfish in the world


Scallops: Biology, Ecology, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Third Edition, continues its history as the definitive resource on scallops, covering all facets of scallop biology, including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology, and neurobiology.

More than thirty extensive chapters explore both fisheries and aquaculture for all species of scallops in all countries where they are fished or cultured.

This treatise has been updated to include the most recent advances in research and the newest developments within the industry. As aquaculture remains one of the fastest-growing animal food-producing sectors, this reference becomes even more vital. It has all the available information on scallops needed to equip researchers to deal with the unique global issues in the field.


Fisheries, marine biologists, and researchers studying shellfish and the ocean environment

Sandra Shumway

Ph.D., D.Sc.

Dr. Sandra L. Shumway is known as THE shellfish expert. She has more than 30 years of research experience, and is active on research panels and several international advisory boards. She has been the President-elect of the National Shellfisheries Association for five years, and is Editor-in-Chief of four top journals in fisheries and shellfish. She has been on the Steering Committee and served as Program Chair of the World Aquaculture Society and Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries. She received the APEX Award for Publication Excellence for Journal of Shellfish Research in 2008. 2009, 2010, and 2011 and won the Bronze Award (2009) and Silver Award (2010) for the Association Trends, Journal of Shellfish Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, USA

G. Jay Parsons

Dr. Jay Parsons has been involved in the aquaculture sector for 30 years and has extensive experience in shellfish aquaculture research and management. Since 2003, Dr. Parsons has been with the Aquaculture Science Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada where he is Branch Director responsible for national aquaculture R&D programs and aquaculture research coordination. From 1995-2003 he was a researcher and faculty members at Memorial University (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada) where he taught graduate courses in shellfish aquaculture and directed several national and international projects, graduate students and publications on culture, feeding and reproduction in scallops, oysters, mussels, sea urchins and shrimp. He is also a past president of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and has served on the WAS Board since 2001. He was also President of the National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) and twice President of the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC). And he still maintains an active involvement in these professional societies through the promotion and dissemination of aquaculture science nationally and internationally.

Affiliations and Expertise

Aquaculture Science Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Scallops, 3rd Edition

CHAPTER 1. Reconciling Morphological and Molecular Approaches in Developing a Phylogeny for the Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia)
CHAPTER 2. Biology and Ecology of Scallop Larvae
CHAPTER 3. Structure and Function in Scallops
CHAPTER 4. Scallop Adductor Muscles: Structure and Function
CHAPTER 5. Neurobiology and Behaviour of the Scallop
CHAPTER 6. Reproductive Physiology
CHAPTER 7. Physiology: Energy Acquisition and Utilisation
CHAPTER 8. Nutrition in Pectinids
CHAPTER 9. Scallop Genetics and Genomics
CHAPTER 10. Diseases and Parasites of Scallops
CHAPTER 11. Scallop Ecology: Distributions and Behaviour
CHAPTER 12. Swimming in Scallops
CHAPTER 13. Scallops and Marine Contaminants
CHAPTER 14. Dynamics, Assessment and Management of Exploited Natural Populations
CHAPTER 15. Scallops in Western North America
CHAPTER 16. Fisheries Sea Scallop, Placopecten magellanicus
CHAPTER 17. Scallops in Eastern North America
CHAPTER 18. Quantifying and Managing the Ecosystem Effects of Scallop Dredge Fisheries
CHAPTER 19. European Fisheries
CHAPTER 20. European Aquaculture
CHAPTER 21. Scallop Fisheries and Aquaculture in Japan
CHAPTER 22. Scallops and Scallop Aquaculture in China
CHAPTER 23. Scallops of Northwestern Pacific, Russian Federation
CHAPTER 24. Aquaculture of the Scallop Nodipecten nodosus in Brazil
CHAPTER 25. Scallops Biology, Fisheries and Management in Argentina
CHAPTER 26. Scallop Fishery and Aquaculture in Chile: A History of Developments and Declines
CHAPTER 27. Scallop Aquaculture and Fisheries in Venezuela
CHAPTER 28. Scallop Fishery and Culture in Peru
CHAPTER 29. Scallop Fisheries and Aquaculture in Mexico
CHAPTER 30. Scallop Fisheries, Mariculture, and Enhancement in Australasia

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