Skip to main content

Join us for our second annual Scallop Rodeo!

Project Goal

Biologists with FWC need your help to collect live scallops and help restore scallop populations in St. Andrews Bay and St. Joseph Bay! Volunteers will be able to collect up to 100 scallops each and deliver them to FWC biologists ALIVE at the end of the day. All of the scallops collected by volunteers will be placed in predator exclusion cages in their bay of origin to protect them throughout the year and help restore scallop populations.

Event Details:

  • On the day of the event, volunteers must check in at one of the designated boat ramps (see maps below) any time after 8:00am
  • Each volunteer can collect up to 100 scallops
  • Scallops must be kept ALIVE in a bucket of water and returned to FWC biologists by 6:00pm
  • Volunteers may collect scallops from their personal boat, kayak, or by wading or snorkeling from shore
  • Scalloping for these events is only permitted within the designated scallop areas (see maps below) on the designated event days
  • Volunteers must provide their own dive flag, bucket, and snorkel gear
  • FWC will provide you with the necessary maps and permits for the event


St. Andrews Bay Event Details
Day: July 20th, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Designated Check-in/out ramps: St. Andrews City Boat Ramp, Panama City Boat Ramp (if accessible), and St. Andrews State Park Boat Ramp

St Andrew Bay Scallop Rodeo Map

St. Joseph Bay Event Details
Day: August 3rd, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Designated Check-in/out ramps: Frank Pate Park Public Ramp, Presnell’s Marina, and T.H. Stone Memorial State Park

St Joes Bay Map

For more questions please contact us at