A few years ago Point Judith scallop captain Michael Marchetti had a conversation with Peg Parker, the executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. They talked about scallop guts, or viscera, the part of the animal that every scallop boat tosses overboard as an unused byproduct, saving only the white meats that end up on dinner plates. “Michael was interested in coming up with ways to use the viscera that might benefit the fishing industry,” Parker said.
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