‘Seafood doesn’t get any fresher’

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:57 AM.

For those who haven’t yet participated in the local sensation, grab a snorkel and some water shoes, a dive flag, fishing license and some type of bucket and get out in the Bay.

Stokes even offered up some advice for first-time scallop-hunters.

“You don't need a boat to go way out, there are many spots you can pull over in your car and wade out into the bay,” she said. “You just need to know where to look for them; they won't be in the sand but in the grassy areas.”

Scallop season will continue through Sept. 24.

Scallops may be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. They cannot be taken ashore outside of the open area for harvesting and there is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida state and federal waters.

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