Florida whelk laws

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    Question Florida whelk laws

    Can you provide me with the Florida regulations for harvesting live whelk??
    Thank you.
    Kris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltFlyTyer View Post
    Can you provide me with the Florida regulations for harvesting live whelk??
    Thank you.
    Kris.
    Other than a saltwater fishing license there are no regulations on Whelks. The only law remotely close is for Queen Conch's but that is a different species.

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    Just as above, but there are some areas closed to harvest, just as any shell. What are you planning on doing with them? They do taste pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandaferret View Post
    Just as above, but there are some areas closed to harvest, just as any shell. What are you planning on doing with them? They do taste pretty good.
    How did you extract and prepare them?

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    Freeze them or boil them for a minute, then they come right out. Cook them like conch, tenderizing really helps. Most larger Florida snails are edible.

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    do you eat horse conch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowe-boy View Post
    do you eat horse conch?
    I never have, but just about any large, legal snail is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokes View Post
    How did you extract and prepare them?
    I built a house on Rum Cay, Bahamas for a friend and the islanders taught me it is best to take a hammer and break the shell open and pick the welk out where you harvest the welk, it beat carrying all the weight of the shells back to the house and was quick and easy. Thay are tough and need to boil for about an hour to tenderize tham up.

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    Horse conch is very good but tough as bullhide. Slice the meat thin then beat it good with a meat mallet and make conch chowder or grind it and make fritters.

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