PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – The 2023 Pasco County scalloping season runs until Sunday, August 6. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office encourages those taking to the water to keep these tips in mind to stay safe before leaving the shore.
Make sure you have all the necessary safety essentials for a safe trip, from proper permits to a fire extinguisher to easily accessible life jackets on board.
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Pack and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated before, during, and after any water activities. Remember, boating while intoxicated is illegal, so be sure to have a designated driver.
Always file a float plan with a trusted friend or family member.
While on the water during scallop season, be extra cautious and reduce speeds near diving flags, and while in idle speed, no wake zones.
Allow for extra time at the boat ramps and launch sites, as they are expected to be busy.
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