Scallop Search

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“Seeing is believing and believing is the first step in understanding what we have and how precious it is.”

Sarasota Bay Watch Scallop Search

Scallop Search Information

The Scallop Search is Sarasota Bay Watch’s signature event.
In 2008 Sarasota Bay Watch was launched with its first scallop search in Sarasota Bay waters. Since that time SBW has held an annual scallop search every August. The search benefits scientists, environmental organizations, local businesses and the citizens of Sarasota and Manatee Counties by documenting the health of the Bay through the presence of scallops. Our annual Scallop Search is one component of a community-lead restoration project to re-establish scallops in Sarasota Bay.

The event launches from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236. For boaters interested in searching the Northern Bay and Manatee County, you can arrange pick up their maps and materials ahead to time.