Once again, scalloping season is right around the corner, SCALLOPING 2021 STEINHATCHEE. Scalloping is a great way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and spend quality time with family/friends. With 2020 and all its uncertainty behind us, I am looking forward to a fantastic scalloping season. The 2021 season will open on June 15th and run through Labor Day (September 6th). Per FWC, bag limits are as follows:

June 15th – 30th

  • Per person: 1 gallon whole bay scallops in shell or one cup shucked 
  • Per vessel: 5 gallons whole or two pints shucked

July 1st – Labor Day (Sept. 6th)

  • Per person: 2 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint of bay scallop meat
  • Per vessel: Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat (1/2 gallon = 4 pints)

Scallops can only be harvested by hand or with a landing or dip net. Per the FWC, vessel operators must make a reasonable effort to maintain a distance of at least 300 feet from divers-down flags on open waters and at least 100 feet from flags on rivers, inlets or navigation channels. Divers-must make a reasonable effort to stay within 100 feet of a divers-down flag. For more information, you can visit

Safety is my #1 priority! I will always have a look-out person aboard the boat to help maintain safety while in the water scalloping. I provide everything you will need for a great scalloping experience, including snorkeling gear. Last season, many people brought their own gear, and that is fine too! There are several places in Steinhatchee that offer scallop cleaning and many of the local restaurants will cook them for you. Make sure to check the scalloping page on my website for everything you need to know for the best experience this season. Looking forward to a great scalloping 2021 Steinhatchee season! Captain Banks

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