Dive into Florida’s scalloping season

thumbnail of taylor county scalloping mapScallopers, rejoice! Just in time for the start of Florida’s 2012 scalloping season, Florida Sea Grant has published the boat ramp and marina locator map, “Recreational Harvesting of the Florida Bay Scallop: Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach Areas.”

Inside, viewers will find a full-color map identifying access routes to the boat ramps and marinas in southern Taylor County near Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach.

The recreational bay scallop harvest season begins July 1 and ends Sept. 24; the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission decided to permanently extended the season by two weeks on June 28, 2012.

Free copies of the ramp and marina locator map for Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach are available in numerous marinas throughout Taylor County, the Taylor County IFAS Extension office in Perry, or by contacting Florida Sea Grant, info@flseagrant.org, (352) 392-2801.

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