June 18, 2024
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Florida’s Sports Coast is thrilled to welcome the return of the highly anticipated, extended, 2024 Bay Scallop Season!  This year’s season kicks off July 10 and continues through Sunday, August 18 – marking a tremendous 40-day season.  Florida’s Sports Coast, the official Tourism Office for Pasco County, encourages locals and visitors to participate in this adventurous, fun experience.

"We're thrilled to welcome the return of the Bay Scallop Season,” says Executive Director Adam Thomas.  “Our destination is proud to offer such a unique and multigenerational experience, and we’re really looking forward to seeing both residents and visitors out on the water, enjoying the expanded 40-day season.”

Whether you call Pasco County home or just enjoy visiting, Florida’s Sports Coast offers experienced local guides and charter companies to help you make the most of scalloping season.  To book an excursion, click HERE.

Scalloping Regulations & Safety Tips: 

  • Collect scallops by hand or with a dip net
  • Daily bag limit: 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint shucked per person
  • Daily boat limit: 10 gallons in shell or 1/2-gallon shucked meat
  • Display a diver-down flag while in the water

For more information about the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s scalloping regulations, click HERE.  Visit flsportscoast.com/scalloping for tips on how your family can enjoy Pasco’s Bay Scallop Season.