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Pasco County bay scallop season closing statement

News Release

Friday, July 27, 2018

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or

Reminder: State waters off Pasco County remain open to bay scallop harvest through Sunday, July 29, and waters will be closed to harvest beginning Monday, July 30.

This 10-day trial season that started July 20 includes all state waters south of the Hernando – Pasco county line and north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse in northern Pinellas County, and includes all waters of the Anclote River.

For information on bay scallop regulations, including other bay scallop season openings and closings, visit and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Bay Scallops.”

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