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What are shellfish?

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Shellfish means oysters, mussels, scallops, and all varieties of clams. Shellfish does not include scallops when the final product is the shucked adductor muscle only.

Shellstock is any shellfish that remains in its shell.

Shucked shellfish typically means any oyster, mussel, scallop, or clam meat that has been removed from the shell (shucked) and packed for sale. This does not refer to the scallop adductor muscle. It only refers to the whole animal.

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