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COVID-19 Update

Due to the current situation, we have decided to cancel our Scallop Rodeos for the 2020 summer season in an effort to protect the health of our volunteers.

We want to thank all of our volunteers that were interested in participating in this year’s event. Please stay tuned for updates about next year’s Scallop Rodeos. We cannot wait to work together with our volunteers again soon!

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, St. George Sound, 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

 

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