St. Joe Bay

A container full of scallops
Carol Lyn Parrish / FWC Flickr

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.

scallops
FWC FWRI's Flickr

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

FWC FWRI's Flickr

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.

scallops
FWC FWRI's Flickr

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