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Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

News Release

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The 2013 recreational season for bay scallops will close Wednesday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Sept. 24.

FWC scallop researchers will conduct underwater surveys after the season closes to reassess the scallop population.

While the season is open, scallop harvesters can assist researchers by completing an online survey at, indicating where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it takes to harvest them. Participants can email to ask questions or send additional information.

Visit and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Bay Scallops” to learn more.

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