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Gulf and Bay: Out and about
By RODNEY PAGE, Times Staff Writer
Published September 28, 2007
Cleanup reveals High amount of Angler Trash
The Ocean Conservancy has been conducting a marine debris cleanup near the south Skyway fishing pier from Sept. 17 through today. During the first nine days of the underwater cleanups, commercial divers have removed more than 2,500 pounds of fishing debris. It includes hundreds of pounds of fishing line as well as 90 nets. Entanglement in marine debris is a hazard for marine wildlife, including manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, birds, fish, crabs and even humans. In addition to the cleanup, the group has also tried to educate fishermen about the dangers of entanglement and has posted line recycling bins, signs and information on best fishing practices. "It is alarming that our bay has become a virtual trash can for discarded fishing gear," Jessica Koelsch, the Florida marine wildlife program manager for the Ocean Conservancy, said in a release.
Celebrating water at Brooker Creek
Celebrate World Rivers Day Fest at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs on Saturday. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include entertainment, speakers, demonstrations, live animals, and children's activities. The events main focus is water education and conservation. For information, call (727) 464-4600.
Weigh-in on spiny lobster regulations
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a series of meetings to get public feedback on the recommendations made by its ad hoc spiny lobster advisory board. All aspects of commercial and recreational lobster management will be discussed, including season length, license fees and the special two-day sport season. The Tampa Bay area meeting will be Oct. 18 at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg from 6-8 p.m.
Teach the kidshow to wet a line
Pinellas County will offer a family fun fishing day Oct. 6 from 8-11 a.m. at Taylor Park in Largo. Fishing poles and bait will be provided for free, or you can bring your own poles. For information or to register, call (727) 464-3347.
Before you go, check this blog
Times Outdoors Editor Terry Tomalin moderates this online fishing hole called "Tight Lines." You'll find fishing updates, tournament results, regulation updates, and information on the hot bites from our panel of area charter captains. Visit blogs.tampabay.com/fishing.
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