Credit: David Mendoza Ramirez (Peru)
The culture of Peruvian scallop has developed along the Peruvian coast, mainly systems using suspended (Long Line). Production levels of this species are larger scale (greater than 50 tons/year). The main target market of the scallop is the international market. The main disadvantage of this system lies in its dependence on environmental conditions for obtaining the seed as well as in the incidence of the red tide.