Saturday, March 17, 2018

Outdoors: Red snapper allocations up for discussion

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Red snapper allocations Topic of meeting

Should recreational anglers get a larger share of the red snapper quota in the Gulf of Mexico? Or should commercial fishermen get to increase their catch so more fresh fish will be available to consumers? These questions and others will be discussed when the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council holds a series of meetings in the coming weeks on Reef Fish Amendment 28 — Red Snapper Allocations. The red snapper tour swings through St. Petersburg on Monday at the Hilton Carillon (950 Lake Carillon Drive). The meeting runs from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (813) 348-1630 or go to

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If you like puzzles, a little exercise and being outdoors then head to Fort De Soto County Park on Saturdayfor the Suncoast Orienteering Championships. The sport traces its origins to Sweden in the early 1900s, where it was employed as a military training exercise. Soon it blossomed into an outdoor sport that combines map skills with hiking and/or running. The meets, which usually take place in public parks and last a couple of hours, are open to people of all ages and abilities. The degree of difficulty ranges from "string courses" for children to expert routes, which can take several hours to complete. The entry fee for Florida Orienteering members is $6; nonmembers $10. The meet starts at 10 a.m. on North Beach, Pavilion No. 6. For information, email Gord Hunter at [email protected]

Send news to Terry Tomalin at [email protected] or call (727) 893-8808.

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