FWC Polling Recreational Bay Scallop Harvesters Through Online Survey

By: FWC Release
By: FWC Release

May 25, 2012 -

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering permanently adding two weeks to the end of the recreational season for bay scallops and it is asking the public to take this short survey to determine interest in the potential change.

You may click on the link below to take the survey (the survey will be available until June 6):


The survey is also available at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater.”

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  • by Anon on May 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM
    Suprised nobody's been attacked by a shark out there yet.
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      by LARRY on May 26, 2012 at 08:14 PM in reply to Anon
      You almost always have encounters but last year the jelly fish were the problem! I've only caught a couple of sharks in scalloping areas big enough to cause concern, but i'm sure there are a few big bulls nearby in finger channels!
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        by Anonymous on May 27, 2012 at 01:24 PM in reply to LARRY
        ...those big bulls are the most dangerous fish in the sea.
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      by gator guy on May 27, 2012 at 05:10 AM in reply to Anon
      Well, that would be nice, but isn't likely...
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 04:35 PM
    Yes, absolutely extend the season as long as there are no detrimental effects to the resource. If not, there is no reason to not extend the season.
  • by gator girl Location: fl on May 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM
    No I don't want it extended. not because Iam a bunny hugger. But because I love fishing and when the scallopers come to our county ti scallop you can kiss fishing goodbye. They are rude and don't abide by the rules and regulations. I enjoy being able to go fishing and not being run over by people that have no regard for anyone around them. So keep it like it is.
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      by dog on May 25, 2012 at 04:22 PM in reply to gator girl
      Thank you. Scallopers are the Rudest and Need to take a BOATER SAFETY COURSE, most are IDIOTS and DRUNKS.
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        by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 05:21 PM in reply to dog
        These comments are true of the vast majority of power boaters. The only difference is that scallopers tend to be concentrated in a smaller area. Which is a good thing.
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      by LM on May 27, 2012 at 03:47 AM in reply to gator girl
      People around there are loud, rude and ignorant. Is it the heat, scallops, lack of fish or the crowded bay?
  • by j.m. Location: wakulla on May 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
    Why not keep the two weeks, just up the bag limit to make these expensive scalloping trips more worth while for everyone.
  • by dt on May 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    Scallops are pretty small the first couple weeks to a month of the season. How about keeping the same number of days, but moving the start date back a couple weeks?
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    Why have a survey? If the scallop population can handle the pressure, extend it! Or is this an opportunity for PETA to make known an opposition to scalloping?
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