Florida scallop season postponed

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FLORIDA -- (WTVY) Scallop season has been postponed in Florida for at least two weeks because of a natural algae bloom.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to ensure the safety of those who were planning on eating the scallops.
According to the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, the algae bloom is not affecting scallop population numbers.
However during the algae bloom if the scallops are consumed they can be potentially harmful.
The FWC and the Florida Department of Health along with other agencies are testing the scallops and other shellfish in the Bay once a week to see if the scallops are still affected by the algae bloom.

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