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•  State and federal fisheries managers will hold four public workshops in South Florida in July and August to get your input on marine fish issues unique to this region. Members of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic fishery management councils will host the sessions, featuring topics such as whether to manage yellowtail and mutton snapper regionally or separately in state and federal waters. Meetings will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 29 at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach; July 30 at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center in Key Largo; July 31 at Key Colony Beach City Hall; and Aug. 1 at Harvey Government Center in Key West. For more information, email Marine@myFWC.com.

•  Would your child like to appear as a guest on captain Rick Murphy’s weekly TV show “Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report?” The show will be taping its annual “Take a Kid Fishing” episode Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach. Producers are inviting families with children to attend free, and kids will be filmed with Murphy. The first 100 kids arriving by 7 p.m. receive spinning rods and a tackle kit, and all kids will be entered in a drawing for a free, weeklong IGFA summer camp session. Visit www.igfa.org.

•  Broward Parks and Recreation division said it will launch a new online reservations system beginning July 1. Park visitors will be able to reserve pavilions and picnic shelters and purchase annual gate passes, and register for specific events and activities at webtrac.broward.org.

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, meeting last week near Tallahassee, stepped up the battle against the spread of invasive lionfish. Commissioners gave preliminary approval to draft rules that would prohibit importation and development of aquaculture of lionfish; permit divers using rebreathers to harvest the venomous exotics; and expand opportunities for spearfishing tournaments to target lionfish.

Steve Kantner prepares to release a grass carp estimated at 12-14 pounds that he caught on fly rod in the C-11 canal in Davie.


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 <span class="cutline_leadin">Timing:</span> West Palm Beach resident Kacie Herrick, 29, finished last year’s Boston Marathon about 40 minutes before the first bomb went off.

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    In what is sure to be an emotional day, several locals are back in Boston to finish, or finish how they wanted to last year before terrorists struck.

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