The Atlantic sea scallop fishery is the most valuable fishery in the United States, estimated to be worth $440 million annually in ex vessel value. The fleet is primarily based in New Bedford, MA, thereby making the port of New Bedford the most valuable fishing port in the United States. Ultimately, the scallops landed by the fishery generate several times their annual $440 million ex vesselvalue as they are processed, distributed, and sold in various forms. This economic achievement is the result of a stunning turnaround in fisheries management that rebuilt the fishery after its near collapse in the early 1990’s. Atlantic scallops are now at or near record levels of abundance.