Most of you know by now that the Taylor County Commission has requested that scallop season be opened early to see if we can capture some lost revenues from those who are afraid and wait to see if the oil comes this way.

FWC will be the agency to make that determination.

I believe that the governor can trump whatever they decide. I have called the gov’s office and left VM and have also emailed him.

I suggest if you agree with opening scallop season early that you do the same. This is one of those times that numbers will count.

His email is:

It won’t take a minute to send him a note urging him to do something other than offer loans to businesses. What good is a loan if you have no revenue in which to repay?

Pam Wessels
Steinhatchee River Chamber Of Commerce
352.498.7770 or 877.498.7770