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Stingrays / manta /skate fish make imitation scallops???

Howdy,

I worked on a fishing boat and when we caught a stray manta ray we cut the fins off while it was alive and tossed the body back in the ocean and laughed as it tried to swim off without wings.

We had to do this cause they were to big to fit down the hole.

We sold them at the dock and they made "sea scallops" out of them, but when I go onto land the fish monger says "sea"scallops are from real bivalves. I know what we did, and I KNOW we got paid for it.

WTF is going on? Are sea scallops made from skates/manta rays?

If you look at "sea scallops" notice they are HUIGE and UNIFORM - like they all got punched out from the same die.

Update:

I DID not cut them off, but other crew did. I was the observer. IF YOU EAT imitation scallops it is NO DIFFERENT than you cutting them off. This is the reality of the meat food chain!!!

Update 2:

ZThe same sized shrimp are SORTED and FARMED. Something like 90% of shrimp consumed are farm raised.

Update 3:

We were paid for the meat so someone sold it to consumers.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I wouldn't have gone along with that business for one second. But, yes...some canneries do make "scallops" out of any and everything. Real scallops are uneven and the fake ones , like you observed, are cut with a cookie cutter ...perfectly round. Let's face it, the folks in the middle of Kansas probably don't know any better, so they get away with it. Just like using sharks for fish sticks. Done all the time.

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    Stingrays / manta /skate fish make imitation scallops???

    Howdy,

    I worked on a fishing boat and when we caught a stray manta ray we cut the fins off while it was alive and tossed the body back in the ocean and laughed as it tried to swim off without wings.

    We had to do this cause they were to big to fit down the hole.

    We sold them at the dock and...

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    You could use just about anything for bait right now. I always cut the line and let the stingrays go. If I get a decent size skate I always cut the wings off and then punch out the wings with a cookie cutter and cook them like scallops. They are very good.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are a sick and inhumane person. I hope someone tortures you for their own amusement, see how you like it.

    I have never heard of any such thing as an imitation sea scallop. When I get them, of course they're uniform looking. Aren't most shellfish? When you get a bag of shrimp, don't they all look the same? This is not some conspiracy by the man to steal your dolla. That was some shiesty jerk selling fake sea scallops to stupid tourists who don't know what a sea scallop should look or taste like, most likely.

    I am interested as to where you sold the manta rays to. Here in NE I get nothing but the real deal!

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  • 1 decade ago

    A. That is just cruel.

    B. A ray is a fish. A scallop is a bivalve. There are sea scallops, and bay scallops. Sea scallops are larger than bay scallops.

    If you look at shrimp, they all look the same too, are THOSE made from manta ray?

    There is no such thing as imitation scallops...so what you did was highly illegal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    That's cruel man verging on the edge of psychotic....it's the type of thing that a Jeffrey Dahmer type would have done....bad....also, bad karma....what goes around come around...

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