FWC Needs Help with Scallop Restoration Project

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Fish and Wildlife Conservation needs your help in Saint Andrews and Saint Joseph's bays. 

Biologists with FWC are seeking volunteers to help them with scallop restoration in both Gulf and Bay county. The project has been going on for about a year and is a 10 year project. 

The goal is to monitor the scallops and get the population back up to where it historically used to be, to ensure that there are scallops for many generations to come. 

If you live on the water or have easy access to the bays, FWC is urging you to help them monitor the scallops that are already caged in the bay.  

"Those will be placed in different portions of the bay and the public, if they decide to assist or want to help us out, they'll just have to clean those cages and those scallops once a month from the months of April 2018 to January of 2019, so about 10 months," said FWC Spokesperson, Bekah Nelson. 

To become a volunteer, visit this link: http://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/mollusc/bay-scallops/restoration/help-restore/

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