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Captain Dave Markett, 67, of Odessa, holds a bag of fresh scallops on his boat on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Nature Coast on Aug. 7. ]ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times]

A day on the water: Scalloping with Dave Markett (w/video)

HOMOSASSA — When Dave Markett started taking people scalloping, gas cost 36 cents a gallon and Richard Nixon had been president for less than two years. Forty-seven years later, Markett, 67, still leads trips near Homosassa during scallop season, which runs from the beginning of July to late September. During the r …