HUDSON, Fla. - Florida’s Sports Coast along Pasco County is gearing up for a big economic boost this week as bay scallop season begins Friday.
The 10-day season lasts from July 16-25. The 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.
The daily bag limit is 2 gallons of whole bay scallops per person and a maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops per vessel, according to FWC.
Last year, officials say the season brought about a half-million dollars to the area.
Counties north of Pasco have a longer bay scallop season, lasting through September.
For more info, visit https://flsportscoast.com/things-to-do/scalloping/.