The core of the FCEC program is fishing. The sport runs deep in Southern California culture and history, indeed for some in our greater community it is far more than a sport, it’s a necessity to survive. Fishing is dear to my heart as my husband often takes our young children fishing on the weekends. It is indeed a great outdoors experience for all people.
In this issue of the Fall FCEC newsletter we celebrate our local fishermen. It is these folks that our program seeks to reach, and it is these individuals that we hope will spread the word further about fish contamination in our region.
First we have two informative videos to share with you. Our first is an instructional video on how to properly prepare your local catch. Knowing which parts of the fish are safest to consume could have lasting positive health impacts on those who eat these fish. The second video you can view here is from a sport fishing angler at the Redondo Beach Rod & Gun Club. Check out what he has to say about the information we shared with him!
In this issue of the FCEC newsletter you can also read about our community education work with team member Frankie Orrala of Heal the Bay. Also, in recognition of the anglers that make up the majority of our outreach and the vibrant fishing culture in our region, we also have a recap of Fisherman Appreciation Day, which was held in late July.
Lastly, if you haven’t had a chance to check out our blog since the last issue, I hope you will do so! Every week we post new articles that are both educational and practical. We post fish recipes, interviews and upcoming events! There is something for everyone.
Be sure to let us know what you think. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as it helps shape the direction of our work. How do you leave feedback you ask? It’s simple: just post a comment on the article that interests you the most. We’ll be sure to reply back.
Thanks again for reading. Here’s to the fishing community that makes FCEC so relevant and vibrant. So grab your pole and hit your local pier!
EPA Region 9
Remedial Project Manager
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