Starting Saturday seafood lovers with a mask, a snorkel and a license will be able to catch a scallop dinner. The recreational scalloping season is opening three days sooner than usual this year.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Amanda Nalley says the early start will give Floridians an extra weekend of scalloping.
“The great part about this season opening early is that will allow additional opportunities,” Nalley says. “Instead of opening on a Tuesday, which is kind of mid-week, it’ll now open on a weekend.”