OK, I have to admit that I’m really bad at updating this section.  I like to keep it “active” so I can post fun updates like my recent appointment to the New England Fishery Management Council and my shoutouts in Eating Well Magazine and Hank Shaw’s amazing blog Hunter Gardener Angler Cook, but the fact is I’m too busy promoting Maine scallops to spend time talking about it.  I plan to get better about that, but in the meantime if you’re curious about what’s going on with me or my beloved Maine scallops, you should join my mailing list and also check out the Downeast Dayboat Facebook page 🙂

I’m terrible at updating this section…

Posted: August 16, 2021

OK I have to admit it: I keep this page on here because it’s nice to have a place to post things like my recent appointment to the New England Fishery Management Council and my shout-out by Hank Shaw, Eating Well Magazine and others, but the fact is I’m too busy promoting Maine scallops to take the time to update this section of my site.  So feel free to check it occasionally, but joining my newsletter list is a much better way to keep up with what’s going on with me and my beloved Maine scallops.

Boston Globe Highlights Downeast Dayboat

Posted: February 22, 2017

I just love spreading my message, and thankfully the Boston Globe is helping me do that.  Check out this great article on Downeast Dayboat.  And to those of you in Boston, New York City or Washington D.C, please note I’ll be announcing a Boston area pick up option next week.


Fine Cooking Magazine highlights the virtues of Maine scallops

Posted: December 27, 2016

I’ve always been a fan of Fine Cooking, a magazine for people who love to cook.  But I was particularly impressed to see their recent article on how to prepare sea scallops, because the author recognizes the superiority of Maine scallops and also addresses the rampant fraud problem with diver scallops.  Remember: the method of harvest does not impact the quality of the scallop.  What matters is where the scallop was harvested, how long it stayed on the boat before it was brought ashore, and how it was handled on its journey to you. Check out the article here.  Or better yet – go buy a copy as it will be on newsstands for another couple weeks.  It’s got some GREAT recipes.  Perfectly Dry Maine Scallops

Delicious scallops all year long? Yes, it IS possible…

Posted: June 15, 2016

Well, Maine’s state water fishery closed in April and the Northern Gulf of Maine scallop fishery closed in mid May.  Unfortunately that means you’ll need to wait until December 1 for super premium scallops.  But if all works out, this will be the last summer you’ll have to suffer through scallop drought.    I’m working on developing a means to freeze Maine scallops so I can bring them to you all year round.  I’m also working on more convenient gift options for the upcoming season.  And on that subject, you may receive a call from me in the near future – I’m doing some informal market research to determine what interests my customers.  I hope to speak with you soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the summer!

NGOM Quota will soon be reached

Posted: May 9, 2016

I’m shipping scallops this week, and POSSIBLY next week thanks to a number of Maine boats participating in the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) scallop fishery.

The good news is the guys are doing well.  The bad news is, the fishery will be closed soon.  If you want delicious fresh scallops, order fast!NGOMScalManagementArea copy

The Northern Gulf of Maine  scallop management area was established in 2011 to preserve small boat fishermen’s access to the Federal scallop resource.  Fishermen must stay within a defined area (see graphic), they’re limited to 200 pounds per trip and can only fish one 10 foot dredge.

Unfortunately there’s a bit of work to be done in terms of keeping this area sustainable.  Although the small boats are limited to 70,000 pounds, the large boats can take an unlimited amount of scallops from this supposedly protected-area.  In fact as of April 8 the large boats had taken approximately 150,000 pounds from the area.  I had argued this affront to fisheries management principles should prevent the Marine Stewardship Council from certifying the fishery as sustainable, but unfortunately my objection was dismissed.

A number of us are working to improve the management of this fishery, and I’m confident we’ll be successful in the end.  But for now, the thing for you to know is ORDER FAST if you want fresh, delicious scallops!


Cooking Demonstration

Posted: February 12, 2016

Bangor’s WABI TV recently ran a two-part piece on Maine’s recovering scallop fishery featuring Downeast Dayboat fisherman Kristan Porter.  Check it out here, and as a bonus, you get to see me preparing lemony Maine scallop pasta:




Scallop Season Opens December 1

Posted: November 6, 2015

Get excited people!  We’ve been waiting 7 months for fresh Downeast Dayboat Scallops from Maine state waters.  I’ll be on the F/V Brandon Jay out of Cutler Maine on opening day, working with Captain Kristan Porter to bring you the very first scallops of the season.  Pre-order beginning November 17th to ensure you get the very first scallops of the season!

Togue Brawn of Downeast Dayboat Scallops