bay scallops

A container full of scallops
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The last day to harvest bay scallops for the year in certain areas of the state is Monday.

A container full of scallops
Carol Lyn Parrish / FWC Flickr

The bay scallop season in Gulf County started Friday.

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Starting Wednesday, there will be no swimming, boating, fishing, or scalloping in certain areas of St. Joseph Bay.

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Beginning July 1st, Florida’s state waters will be open for bay scallop harvest. This scalloping season will be twelve times as long as 2017’s, thanks to healthier scallops in the Gulf.

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The Gulf County bay scallop season is now open to harvesters, after state wildlife officials postponed the season for about two months.

Gulf County Scallop Season Pushed Back By FWC

Jul 25, 2017
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has put a hold on Gulf County’s scallop season, as a dangerous toxin has taken ahold of shellfish in the area. 

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As sort of a pilot, state wildlife officials are holding three different bay scallop seasons in the Florida Panhandle. While one starts Saturday, another is already underway.

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Despite a harmful algal bloom in 2015, Florida wildlife officials say the bay scallop population in Saint Joe Bay appears to be improving.