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  • Blue crab trap closure ends early
  • Gulf County/St. Joe Bay: The recreational bay scallop season will open Aug. 22, run through Sept. 5, 2016 (Labor Day), and will close to harvest Sept. 6, the daily bag limit will be 40 scallops per person or 200 per vessel, whichever is less, in all waters west of St. Vincent Island through the west bank of Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. Do not boat, swim, or scallop in areas marked with FWC buoys. Restoration efforts underway.
  • Participate in the new statewide Lionfish Challenge or the Panhandle Pilot Program.
  • Gulf red snapper state season: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.

Dan Ellinor with gag grouper

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