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Scallops join Fair Trade revolution

The volume of Fair Trade seafood products grew more than 350 percent last year.

The first company to offer Fair Trade seafood harvested from US waters will have scallops on the market this month, reports Associated Press.

Bristol Seafood of Portland, Maine, is looking to capitalize on the growing interest in authenticity of seafood said President Peter Handy.

The volume of imports of Fair Trade certified seafood products grew more than 350 percent last year to more than 1.2 million pounds (500 metric tons), said Fair Trade USA, a California-based non-profit group.

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