Recreational scalloping along Florida's Adventure Coast is finally here! Are you ready? Here are some answers to some FAQ about scalloping in Hernando County.
Is there somewhere I can walk off of the shore and go scalloping? Scallops are ... READ MORE
"Help! We went scalloping for the first time and harvested some scallops. How do we clean them?"
Don't worry. We have a solution!
What you will need:
• A cleaning utensil such as a butter knife or spoon from your kitchen. Nothing sharp!
• Disposal ... READ MORE
Brown Pelicans hang out at piers and docks frequented by fishermen. They always look hungry and are very good at making eye contact to communicate their fishy request. Any angler can attest to having a Brown Pelican or other wild water bird ... READ MORE
Despite the morning rainstorms, 178 volunteers dedicated their Saturday towards keeping coastal Hernando County beautiful. Spanning from Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park to Aripeka, volunteers removed 7,412 pieces of trash from the land and ... READ MORE
Suppose you have ventured to coastal boat ramps in Hernando and Citrus counties this summer. In that case, you may have been asked by UF/IFAS Extension employees to be seagrass safe. But why?
Seagrasses are completely submerged grass-like ... READ MORE
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters." Their efforts have not gone unnoticed by visitors ... READ MORE
It was finally the season we had all been waiting for.
Time to grab our snorkeling gear and head out the door!
With a handful of snacks and a cooler full of ice,
our fingers are crossed the weather goddess plays nice.
Full speed we go to ... READ MORE
Seven species of sea turtles swim in all of the world's oceans except for the polar seas. Their adult lives at sea remain relatively unknown, but different species of sea turtles venture to shallow seagrass meadows while others dive to depths ... READ MORE
Join us to learn more about recreational scalloping in Florida virtually! Don’t miss out!
During these online events, biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will provide updates about the scallop populations in the area ... READ MORE
Consider implementing Catch and Release Fishing Best Practices during your next fishing trip!
Tip 1: Fish need water to breathe so minimize the time that the fish is in the air. If possible, dehook the fish in the water alongside your boat. ... READ MORE