Even with less product on the market, it remains unclear if scallop prices will firm up much beyond their current levels heading into 2023.

"As far as pricing is concerned, it’s an odd year," Peter Safner, the lead buyer of scallops for Massachusetts-based Boston Sword & Tuna, told IntraFish.

Pricing has not wavered much even with less product on the market for sought-after items such as larger-size scallops such as U12s.

In August, U12s were selling at max price around $19.00