Rockfish on agenda at Annapolis meeting Public comment is sought on proposed catch rates

September 07, 1997|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,SUN STAFF

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss and receive comments on rockfish catch rates proposed for the next two years. The meeting will be at the Tawes State Office Building at Taylor Avenue and Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis.

Also to be discussed is the adoption of the virtual population analysis method for determining state rockfish quotas.

Wye Island hunts

The dates for archery and muzzleloader hunts this year at Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area will be Oct. 11-27 and Nov. 13-26 for bow and Dec. 8-13 for blackpowder.

Hunting will be by permit only. Bow permits must be received at the area's office by 4: 30 p.m. Friday. Muzzleloader permits must be in by 4: 30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Permit applications are available by mail (Wye Island NRMA, 632 Wye Island, Queenstown, Md. 21758) or at DNR regional service centers. Mail correspondence must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Additional bow permits will be available at the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Dec. 16-23 and Jan. 3-31. For more information, call 410-827-7577 or 410-260-8186.

Timonium RV show

The Maryland RV Show is being held at the state fairgrounds in Timonium this weekend and next. Doors open at noon each day.

The show is billed as the largest RV expo on the East Coast. Dealers have virtually all the latest and best vehicles and gear on display.

Admission is $5 for adults, and children under 12 are admitted free. Discount coupons can be obtained from participating RV dealers. For show information, call 410-687-7200.

Area sailors shine

In the recent Admiral's Cup sailing series in England, area sailors and designers played key parts in the first U.S. victory in the series since 1969.

Chris Larson of Annapolis skippered the Mumm 36 Jameson to sixth in class in the Fastnet race to clinch the U.S. team victory.

Bruce Farr & Associates, naval architects based in Annapolis, designed two of the three U.S. boats -- Flash Godon, which won the IMS Class, and Jameson, which finished fifth overall among the Mumm 36s.

Pub Date: 9/07/97

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