Our Second Annual Fisherman Appreciation Day: Join Us for a Celebration at Santa Monica Pier

Everyone is invited to Fisherman Appreciation Day!FCEC team members and partners always appreciate those who fish!  This month, we will be showing our appreciation with a big event: our Second Annual Fisherman Appreciation Day.  We invite you, your family and friends to join us for a day of free food, fun games, educational displays and raffle prizes.  Everyone is welcome!

Date: June 25, 2011

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: The end of Santa Monica Pier

This year’s Fisherman Appreciation Day will have face painting activities offered by Creative Faces, entertainment by Westside Comedy Theater, and interactive games for the children along with educational booths staffed by several organizations, including Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Heal the Bay, Montrose Settlements Restoration ProgramSanta Monica Baykeeper, Marina del Rey Anglers and Seafood for the Future.  These booths will give you the opportunity to learn about the local environment and contamination.  FCEC team members will also provide tips on how to protect your health by not consuming contaminated fish.

As for those who are interested in honing their fishing skills, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Program Director, Larry Fukuhara, will lead a workshop at the event.  During the workshop, we will serve free food and refreshments provided by Mariasol Restaurant.

Finally, to really show our appreciation, we are giving away raffle prizes valued at over $400.  The prizes include whale watching and harbor cruise tickets, tickets to the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and a custom wrapped fishing rod.  Thank you to Harbor Breeze Cruises, Spirit Cruises, the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and Santa Monica Pier Bait & Tackle Company for their generous contributions.

Fisherman Appreciation Day happens only once a year.  So, help us to make this celebration worthwhile by coming out with your friends and family!  You can download the event flyer and distribute it to others.

If you have any questions or thoughts about this event, leave a comment below and we will get back to you shortly.

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  • http://www.MDRAnglers.com Keith

    Marina Del Rey Anglers look forward to participating we work on many levels to help the environment and to teach others about the fun and Joy of the outdoors.  Ocean fishing is a great sport.  The wilderness is right here a few feet from the shore.  
    I like to think of it as being upside down and we get to look at it from the top.  Like being on the wrong side of a mirror.  Many beautiful animals live in the sea.
    Kids love learning about fishing and getting out on the water.  MDRA has a summer long youth fishing program to help introduce children to the ocean and to fishing.  I hope to meet many more folks on the 25th for this Fisherman Appreciation Day.

  • http://www.pvsfish.org FCEC

    Hi Keith,

    Thank you for your comment.  We’re excited to have members from your organization join us for Fisherman Appreciation Day!  We definitely think anglers and those interested in fishing will learn a thing or two from you guys.

    Also, best of luck with the Youth Fishing Day at Fisherman’s Wharf; hope it’s a success!

    FCEC Team

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