Kitchen speaks to change in scallop season

At its February meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved regionally-specific bay scallop open season dates for 2018, including a change to the season for Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties that was proposed in December.

The Commission also approved a trial bay scallop season in state waters off Pasco County in 2018. On Tuesday, Citrus County Commission Chairman Ron Kitchen detailed the background for the scallop season process for 2018.