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Meeting set on Florida anchoring regulations

The possibility of anchoring regulations in St. Petersburg, Fla., waters will be discussed Wednesday by city officials, and BoatUS is urging boaters, cruisers and sailors, as well as those who benefit from visiting boater spending, to attend the meeting to have their voices heard.

The city is participating as one of five cities in the state’s mooring and anchoring pilot project. As part of the project, the city can develop an ordinance to limit nearby anchoring.

“In the coming months the city will be honing its approach to mooring and anchoring, and as a result it will be crucial for boaters to weigh in,” BoatUS executive vice president Margaret Podlich said in a statement. “This will be one of the few opportunities to provide input, so we need cruisers, local waterway users and those interested in boater spending to attend this meeting to ensure that a reasonable approach is taken and St. Petersburg remains a boating-friendly area.”

The meeting will be held from 6:45 to 9 p.m. in the Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling (727) 893-7329.

Click here for background information on anchoring laws in Florida.

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