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City may curb mullet fishing

Concerned about mullet that can't escape from Coffee Pot Bayou to spawn _ and about anglers who reportedly drink, make noise and park along North Shore Drive NE from October to January _ city administrators are recommending a ban on commercial mullet fishing north of The Pier. A resolution unveiled Friday recommends that the City Council ask the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission to close Tampa Bay just north of The Pier to commercial gill netting. The council will discuss the issue Thursday.

Correction

Christy Vieira is a forward for the Lakewood High girls soccer team, which is playing in the Class 3A state tournament this weekend. A story Friday gave an incorrect first name.

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