This is a no-harvest event.
The goal of the Great Bay Scallop Search is to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population. This year it's set for Saturday, August 24 meeting at 9am at the Fort De Soto Park boat ramp. Tampa Bay Watch aims to recruit forty volunteer boaters with more than 180 participants to search selected sites within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bay for the elusive bay scallops. Click here to read more about the Scallop Search.
Tampa Bay Watch mainly recruits volunteers with shallow draft boats, but have limited spots for canoes and kayaks and volunteer snorkelers without boats. Space for volunteers snorkelers without boats is based on registered volunteer boaters having space for additional passengers.
Sign up fast for this free event, and help us tally up the bay scallop population in Tampa Bay!
Event Sponsors: Sea World Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and Tampa Bay Estuary Program