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2019 bay scallop seasons coming to an end in September

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-404-6100 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com Release Date: 09-06-2019   All Articles Tags:

Bay scallop seasons in the following regions close on:
• Sept. 11 – Dixie and a portion of Taylor County (includes Dekle Beach, Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee).

  • Sept. 16 – Gulf County.
  • Sept. 25 – Franklin through northwest Taylor County and Levy through Hernando counties (includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa).
  • For information on bay scallop regulations, including information on future season dates, visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “Bay Scallops.”

Citizen Science

Done for the day? Help FWC’s scallop researchers by completing an online survey at SurveyMonkey.com/r/bayscallops. You will be asked a series of simple questions about where you harvested scallops, how many you collected and how long it took to harvest them. Participants can email BayScallops@MyFWC.com to ask questions or send additional information.
Learn more about long-term abundance trends in the open and closed scalloping areas by visiting MyFWC.com/Research and clicking on “Saltwater,” “Bay Scallops” and “Bay Scallop Season and Abundance Survey.”