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VIRTUAL scalloping seminars

Join us to learn more about recreational scalloping in Florida virtually! Don’t miss out!

Scalloping in Hernando, Citrus, and Levy Counties
When: June 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Registration: https://bit.ly/2MHxTEs

Scalloping in Pasco County
When: July 16, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Registration: https://bit.ly/30l0HL9

Webinars are free, but registration is required.

During these online events, biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will provide updates about the scallop populations in the area and discuss their ongoing monitoring projects. UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant agents will share scallop-friendly techniques for harvesting and provide updates on citizen science opportunities for the season. Boating tips will be shared by our local law enforcement officers to help everyone have a safe trip out on the water.

New this year! We have added guest panelists from local marine industries who will be sharing how to incorporate pandemic-safe precautions during the season.

The 2020 recreational scalloping season is set to take place July 1st – September 24th in Hernando, Citrus, and Levy counties. The 10-day mini season in Pasco county is set for July 17th – July 26th. Always check with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for rules and regulations.

Additional resources about scalloping in Florida:
Video: How to clean a scallop
Florida Sea Grant scalloping website
UF/IFAS Best Scalloping Practices