Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Bay Scallop Restoration

Learn about scallop restoration efforts led by FWRI scientists and how you can help!



Current Restoration Project

FWRI scientists are working on a 10 year project to restore scallops in the Florida Panhandle and evaluate scallop harvest.

Past Restoration Projects

FWRI scientists have been working to restore scallops along Florida’s west coast since 1997.  Learn about some of these projects.

Become a Scallop-Sitter and Help Restore Scallops in the Florida Panhandle

FWC biologists would like your help in their scallop restoration efforts.

Register to Become a Scallop-Sitter

To become a scallop-sitter with the FWC for the 2019-2020 year, we will need some information from you to complete our permit.



FWC Facts:
Along the Florida coast from 1990 to 2011, sea turtles annually made between 51,000 and 93,000 nests.

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