Pasco County, FL –
For Pasco County folks looking forward to scalloping this summer, the good news is you won’t have to travel to Hernando County and other parts north. The bad news is compared to the nearly three months of open season north, Pasco’s scalloping is limited to a 10-day mini-season, July 17-26.
It’s the third year Pasco waters have been open to scalloping, albeit limited seasons, according to Melody Kilborn, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Southwest Region public information officer. Until 2017, scalloping had been closed in Pasco for many years.
While the data collected about the harvest the two previous seasons indicated Pasco waters have enough scallops to warrant another opening, the scallop population has yet to reach the level that would warrant opening for a full season. Waters including Hernando County north to Cedar Key are open from July 1 to Sept. 24.
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