Scallops are found throughout the Nature Coast region in shallow depths, growing among the seagrass.

Florida’s Sports Coast Kicks off 2022 Scallop Season

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on July 15, 2022

Scallop season runs through July 24, 2022

Florida’s Sports Coast Kicks off 2022 Scallop Season

Experience Florida’s Sports Coast is thrilled to welcome the return of the highly-anticipated 10-day Bay Scallop Season which runs July 15 – July 24, 2022.  Florida’s Sports Coast, the official Tourism Office for Pasco County, encourages locals and visitors to participate in the adventurous, limited-time experience that’s fun for all!

“We can’t wait to see what this year’s scalloping season has in store,” said Florida’s Sports Coast Tourism Director Adam Thomas.  “We’re proud to offer such an unforgettable outdoor experience for local families and avid scallopers.”

You can search for scallops in all Pasco and Pinellas County waters north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse – including all waters of the Anclote River.

Read all about NatureCoaster’s scalloping adventure here!

Whether you call Pasco County home, or you’re enjoying a visit, Florida’s Sports Coast offers experienced local guides and charter companies to help you make the most of scalloping season.  To book an excursion, click HERE.

Scalloping Regulations and Safety:

  • You can collect scallops by hand or with a dip net
  • Daily bag limit: 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint shucked per person
  • Daily boat limit: 10 gallons in shell or 1/2 gallon shucked meat
  • Display a diver down flag while in the water

For more information about the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s scalloping regulations, click HERE.

Visit for tips on how your family can enjoy Pasco’s  Bay Scallop Season.



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