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Workshop for Pinellas Co. boating rule

News Release

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585;
or Gary Morse, 863-227-3830

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop in Clearwater to address possible rule amendments reducing vessel speed limits within the Florida Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in Pinellas County.

The amendments to rule 68D-24.010, Florida Administrative Code, would expand vessel speed restrictions surrounding the Memorial Causeway Bridge and Honeymoon Island Causeway Bridge due to changes in bridge and maritime infrastructure. Other proposed changes include updates to maps and other minor technical changes to language.

The workshop is Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd. on Sand Key, Clearwater.

To obtain copies of the meeting agenda prior to the workshop, visit and  look under “Waterway Management.” Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Anyone requiring special accomodations to participate in the workshop should advise the FWC at least five calendar days before the meeting by contacting the FWC’s Office of Human Resources at 850-488-6411. If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).

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