St. Joseph Bay Scallop Season In Peril

Chalk up on more potential casualty to Hurricane Michael; the 2019 scallop harvest season in St. Joseph Bay.

During a public workshop last week researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reviewed recent seasons and restoration efforts and examined the impacts of a red tide event that premature ended the 2018.

The red tide event, of course, led right into the arrival of Hurricane Michael.

Both the red tide and storm, researchers noted, occurred during peak spawning season.

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