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UF, Florida Sea Grant offer free tool as scallop season starts

Megan WinslowJune 13th, 2024Florida’s recreational scalloping season begins Saturday with shores off Dixie County and part of Taylor County opening for harvest and those along other Gulf Coast counties soon to follow. This year, Florida Sea Grant (FSG) and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are introducing a newly designed orange and blue […]

Exploring the Game

VICTOR BLANCODecember 13th, 2023Changing Role of Scallop Sorters in Recreational Scalloping Harvests   Nestled along the serene Gulf coast of Florida lies the Big Bend region. A hidden gem known for its picturesque landscapes and abundant marine life. Among the many treasures found in these waters, scalloping stands out as a beloved recreational activity, drawing enthusiasts seeking adventure […]

Meet the Bay Scallop

Rick O'ConnorJuly 27th, 2023As I write this, we are in the middle of our 2023 Scallop Search, an event we do each year to assess whether the scallops in Pensacola Bay are trying to make a comeback on their own.  Each year I am amazed at how popular this little mollusk is.  On the day I am writing, […]

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