Scallops on the rebound as state opens season Saturday

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 09:32 AM.

In 2010 the average per transect was 138; in 2011 it was 154.

The average number of scallops also doubled in Homosassa and increased slightly in Steinhatchee.

The average at St. Marks decreased substantially, most likely due to the effects of Tropical Storm Debby, according to the FWC.

Once again this year, the FWC is asking for the public’s help in assessing the bay scallop population as well as how long it took folks to find and harvest scallops.

The FWC is asking those seeking scallops to fill out an online survey at

For questions or seek additional information about scallop season email

Learn more by visiting and clicking on “Saltwater”, “Recreational”, and “Bay Scallops.”

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