The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the beginning of the 2017 Scallop harvest season. The season was postponed earlier due to a naturally occurring algae bloom which affects shellfish. Samples show that scallops in St. Joseph Bay are safe for consumption.
It will be a short season with October 8, being the last day of harvest.
The Gulf County scallop population is still recovering from a Red Tide in 2015. Visit the Commission Website for more information including limits.