Scallop, Bay

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Regulations

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  • Closed Seasons from January 1st, 2018 to January 1st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Bag limit = 1/2 (one half) bushel per person per day; not to exceed one bushel per vessel.

    Contact DMF or visit NCDENR Proclamations for seasons, areas, or other restrictions.

  • Closed Seasons from September 25th, 2018 to June 30th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Per person Bag Limit = 2 gallons whole in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat. No more than 10 gallons whole in shell per vessel, or 1/2 gallon meat per vessel.
    This region includes all state waters from the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County to Rock Island near the mouth of the Fenholloway River in Taylor County. Seasonal closures vary by location, see MyFWC.com/Bay-Scallops

    It is illegal to possess bay scallops on waters outside open harvest areas. It is also illegal to land scallops outside open harvest areas.

  • Closed Seasons from September 26th, 2018 to August 16th, 2019

  • Additional Notes


    Per person Bag Limit = 2 gallons whole in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat. No more than 10 gallons whole in shell per vessel, or 1/2 gallon meat per vessel.

    The Gulf County bay scallop zone includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County. For more information, see MyFWC.com/Bay Scallops

    It is illegal to possess bay scallops on waters outside open harvest areas. It is also illegal to land scallops outside open harvest areas.

  • Closed Seasons from September 25th, 2018 to June 30th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Per person Bag Limit = 2 gallons whole in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat. No more than 10 gallons whole in shell per vessel, or 1/2 gallon meat per vessel.

    This region includes all state waters south of Alligator Pass daybeacon #4 near the mouth of the Suwannee River in Levy County and north of the Hernando – Pasco county line. For more information, see MyFWC.com/Bay Scallops

    It is illegal to possess bay scallops on waters outside open harvest areas. It is also illegal to land scallops outside open harvest areas.

  • Closed Seasons from July 30th, 2018 to July 19th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Per person Bag Limit = 2 gallons whole in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat. No more than 10 gallons whole in shell per vessel, or 1/2 gallon meat per vessel.

    This region includes all state waters south of the Hernando – Pasco county line and north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse in northern Pinellas County, and includes all waters of the Anclote River. For more information, see MyFWC.com/Bay Scallops

    It is illegal to possess bay scallops on waters outside open harvest areas. It is also illegal to land scallops outside open harvest areas.

  • Closed Seasons from September 11th, 2018 to June 15th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    Per person Bag Limit = 2 gallons whole in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat. No more than 10 gallons whole in shell per vessel, or 1/2 gallon meat per vessel.
    Bay Scallop Zone 2 includes all state waters south and east of Rock Island, near the mouth of the Fenholloway River in Taylor County through and north of the Suwannee River Alligator Pass Daybeacon 4 in Levy County. Seasonal closures vary by location, see MyFWC.com/Bay-Scallops

    It is illegal to possess bay scallops on waters outside open harvest areas. It is also illegal to land scallops outside open harvest areas.

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