scallop season New Fishing Rules On Snook And Redfish Due To Red Tide By The Associated Press • Sep 27, 2018 Stephen Splane / WUSF Public Media Florida wildlife officials have decided to change fishing rules for snook and redfish through 2019 due to widespread toxic red tide algae in the Gulf of Mexico. Scallop Population Rebounding In Florida Panhandle By The Associated Press • Aug 21, 2018 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife officials say the scallop population is rebounding following a bout of red tide in Gulf of Mexico off Florida's Panhandle. Scalloping Season Starts Sunday By Kaleigh Wright • Jun 29, 2018 Beginning July 1st, Florida’s state waters will be open for bay scallop harvest. This scalloping season will be twelve times as long as 2017’s, thanks to healthier scallops in the Gulf. After Two-Month Postponement Due To Algae Bloom, Gulf Co. Bay Scallop Season Now Opens By Sascha Cordner & Victoria Weler • Sep 26, 2017 The Gulf County bay scallop season is now open to harvesters, after state wildlife officials postponed the season for about two months.