Preparing to go Scalloping

Find out all you need to know to be ready for a fun and safe scalloping experience.

Scalloping Regulations

Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's bay scallop fishing regulations page.

Sustainable Scalloping

Help keep our scallop fishery healthy with these important tips!

Take the pledge

Bay Scallop Management

Learn more about the state's efforts to protect and restore bay scallop fisheries.

Take the FWC's survey

Cleaning and Cooking Scallops

Tips on safe storage and handling of your catch, as well as some recipe ideas!

Big Bend Shellfish Trail

Find out about other shellfish fisheries in the region and follow the trail!

Nature Coast Scalloping Brochures

Click on the icons below to access a pdf copy of recreational scalloping brochures by county. These helpful guides include information about boat launch points, recipes, and a history of the bay scallop fishery for each county.

Scalloping Education

Each year, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant agents in the Nature Coast offer educational programs about scalloping. Check back for information about upcoming educational opportunities, and see below for archived recordings.

2020 Hernando, Citrus, and Levy Counties
2019 Taylor and Dixie Counties
2020 Pasco County
2018 Taylor and Dixie Counties
2020 Bay and Gulf Counties
2017 Taylor and Dixie Counties