Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:11:14 -0500
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From: Peggy Williams <peggy@SHELLTRIPS.COM>
Subject: Re: Shell collecting in Florida
There are several shell shows coming up: Broward (in Pompano Beach)
Jan 30 weekend, Sarasota (west coast) Feb 13 weekend, St Petersburg
(west coast) Feb 27 weekend, Sanibel (west coast) Mar 5-7, Marco
Island (west coast) Mar 12-14.
There is better beach and bay shelling on the west coast of Florida
than the east coast, because the water gets deep close to shore on the
east coast but shoals for a long way on the west coast, and there are
more shallow bays. The only areas on the west coast where live
shelling is banned are Collier County (Marco Island, Naples) and Lee
County (Ft Myers and Sanibel Island). The bay areas of Miami are parks
and live shelling is banned there.
Check the tides before you come or come during the full moon, when
tides are lowest.
On Jan 20, 2009, at 4:13 PM, Markus Niiranen wrote:
> Dear Conch-lers,
> I'm planning a shelling trip to Florida.
> Does anyone know what are the best beaches for low tide collecting
> near Miami and Fort Lauderdale?
> I read from the CONCH-L archives that some areas are protected in
> Florida and that I must have a Florida Saltwater Fishing License to
> collect live shells.
> Is it easy to obtain it as a foreigner?
> How about dredging - is it banned or allowed in Florida?
> All information about shell club meetings within the following
> weeks, shell collecting and buying shells in Florida would be very
> Thank you in advance!
> Best regards, Markus Niiranen
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Peggy Williams: shell collecting trips
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