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Scallop diving

​​Scallop diving permits

If you want to dive for scallops, either commercially or recreationally, you must possess a valid scallop diving permit.

You can apply for a permit online or in person at our office at Howard Davis Farm, Trinity.

Apply for a scallop diving permit

Legal scallop sizes

The minimum legal size for a scallop is 102mm and is measured across the broadest part of the shell.

All scallops brought on board a vessel must be kept on board whole so they can be measured. The meat must not be removed from the shell.

Recreational scallop limits

If you are diving recreationally for scallops you are limited to collecting 24 scallops a day and you cannot sell or trade them.

Commercial scallop limits

If you are a commercial diver you can sell or trade your catch and you are not restricted on the number of scallops you can take. However, you can only dive from a boat that holds a valid fishing boat licence and you must record your catches in the fishing logbook of the vessel you dive from.

Restricted scallop diving areas

Scallop diving is prohibited within a concession area in St Catherine's Bay. Details and a chartlet of the area is provided in the conditions attached to your scallop permit.

Scallop diving permit terms and conditions

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