Oh yes, these are the cheap frozen kind. And I am thoroughly landlocked, thousands of miles from an ocean, which means that seafood tends to be either sub-par, ridiculously expensive, and occasionally, both.
I have had larger bay scallops in a nice sushi house, and the raw scallop I had didn't taste of fish...it didn't taste of ANYTHING. I was surprised how almost perfectly flavourless that scallop was! Very delicate. But getting sushi-grade fish locally is both difficult and very, very expensive.
Whereas chicken runs from 50c a lb to 2 dollars a lb, depending on cut, so chicken paella is quite affordable!