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Join us for our 2022 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 200 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 to protect them throughout the year and help restore scallop populations.

Rodeo Dates

Saturday July 23 – St Joseph Bay

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm EST
  • Participant check-in & checkout locations
    • Frank Pate Park Boat Ramp
    • TH Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Boat Ramp

Saturday August 6 – St. Andrews Bay

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm CST
  • Participant check-in & checkout locations
    • St Andrews Marina Boat Ramp (on Bayview ave, next Uncle Ernie’s restaurant)
    • 2nd location TBD

Event Details:

  • Please register online prior to the event
  • All rodeo volunteers must check in at one of the designated boat ramps any time after 8:00am
  • Each volunteer can collect up to 200 scallops
  • Scallops must be kept ALIVE and returned to FWC staff at a designated check-in/checkout location by 4:30pm
  • Volunteers may collect scallops from their personal boat, kayak, or by wading or snorkeling from shore
  • Scallop collection is only permitted within the designated scallop areas on the designated event days
  • Volunteers must provide their own dive flag, snorkel gear, boat/kayak, and buckets or live well to keep scallops alive
  • FWC will provide the necessary maps and permits for the event at check-in

Rodeo Registration

Please reserve your spot in the Rodeo & register through Eventbrite
• Saturday July 23 – St Joseph Bay
• Saturday August 6 – St. Andrews Bay

For more questions please contact us at BayScallops@MyFWC.com