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Register to Become a Scallop-Sitter

Project Goal

To increase depleted scallop populations in some bays and reintroduce scallops in other suitable areas from which scallops have disappeared. This work is funded by a NRDA grant for St. Joseph Bay, St. Andrew Bay, and St. George Sound only.

If you want to view a video providing an overview of bay scallop biology, the fishery, and our restoration program, including a demonstration on how to care for your scallops, view our Scallop Restoration Webinar video.

Volunteer Requirements

To become a scallop-sitter with the FWC, you need to meet the following requirements.

Volunteer Registration

Register to become a Scallop Sitter via the UF pace pickup date links above

Once you have signed up, you will be sent links to

  • Complete the pre-survey
  • View the virtual training video

Attend the pickup event to get your scallops, cage and supplies

  • You will not be permitted to pickup scallops unless you have registered online, completed the pre-survey, and watched the training video

Scallop Sitter cages are only allowed in the highlighted portion of St. Andrews Bay (between the Hathaway Bridge and the Dupont Bridge) since this area is most suitable for scallop survival.

map of St. George Sound showing area where scallop cages can be placed

Scallop Sitter cages are only allowed in the highlighted portion of St. George Sound since this area is most suitable for scallop survival.