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Did you know that it’s Earth Month? Here at FCEC we are excited about the many events to celebrate the Earth and of course fishing. Check out what cool events are going on this April, and join us for some celebration this month!

>> On April 6 join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for its monthly Native Garden Workday and Beach Cleanup to help clean up the coast of litter and marine debris.

>> Celebrate the Earth with the Aquarium of the Pacific April 13-14 as they host their annual Earth Day Celebration. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations (including us!), get your hands on some fun crafts and enjoy many festivities at this family friendly event.

>> Have you been fishing with Uncle Larry? This is a FREE fishing event you don’t want to miss! On April 13 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Uncle Larry will be fishing on the Cabrillo pier. He will help you rig tackle, work on your fishing techniques, review fishing etiquette and more! Make sure to bring your fishing gear and head out to the Cabrillo Pier.

>> On Earth Day, April 20, take part in Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Earth Day. Learn about our coastal environment and participate in fun contests and games! FCEC will be at this event too, so don’t be shy and come play our fishing game to see if you can identify what fish you catch!

>> Are your kids interested in learning more about fishing? The Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation is providing kids 10-14 a memorable and safe day of learning and fishing on April 20. This is a great way to get your child hooked on fishing!

>> More about the Earth! April 20-21 Heal the Bay will be at the Santa Monica Pier for an Earth Day Festival that will be filled with fun activities for all ages!

>> Calling all boaters! Become a “dockwalker” to educate fellow boaters about clean and safe boating practices to improve your boating experience, our wildlife habitat and water quality at a volunteer workshop on April 27.

More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar. What events will you be attending this month? Share with us below!

How are you gearing up for some spring time fun? We have listed some of our favorite upcoming events this month to help you swing into Spring the right way. From dancing under the sea stars to an incredible ocean adventure and a sustainable seafood festival, there’s plenty of action to keep you moving this month.

>> Start the month off with a night under the sea stars on March 1! Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for their annual Noche de Estrellas for live Latin music, dancing, dinner, underwater dive shows and more.

>> It’s celebration time! March 1-3 the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The celebration is happening all weekend long, so be sure to be a part of the fun with Heal the Bay, Aquarium staff and volunteers for this exciting benchmark. There’ll even be birthday cake and ice cream for those of you with a sweet tooth!

>> Learn about the ocean’s most feared predator in a three part series of lectures from an underwater cinematographer on March 5, 7 & 13. There will also be a shark exhibit titled “Sharks: The Beauty of the Ocean Predator” through May for you to enjoy at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

>> Want to go on a journey of a lifetime? Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has just the trip for you. March 7 – 15, go on a nine-day ocean voyage filled with the friendly whales of Baja, offshore island hikes and more!

>> Love Chowdah? Seafood for the Future is hosting a Best of the West Chowderfest March 9 to celebrate sustainable seafood and enjoy one-of-a-kind chowders cooked with local California seafood. FCEC will be attending this event, so don’t miss out on this one!

>> Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates divers on March 23 at their 12th annual Divers Day. Take a look at live dive demonstrations, meet local organizations related to the sport and science of diving, and learn how to get involved with dive related organizations and volunteer opportunities to protect the ocean and marine life we all love.

More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar.

Where will you be this month? Share with us below!

November is the time of year to reflect and give thanks for what we appreciate most in life, whether it’s fishing, a warm meal or living in sunny Southern California. This November take some time to be thankful for what you have and celebrate with your community at some of these exciting events:

>> November 10, join Heal the Bay as they help restore Malibu Creek State Park from invasive plants.

>> Remember to thank a veteran, November 11. In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans will get in free to the Aquarium of the Pacific and receive special discounts at the Redondo Pier.

>> Sea Stars and kids can feast every Tuesday in November at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for FREE! Take your kids to help feed the sea stars and they can eat for free at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier.

>> Get your cook on! November 16 is the last day to get your healthy seafood recipe entries in our Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest to win $60 to the best seafood restaurant in Orange County – Slapfish!

>> Are you thankful for free fishing? Join Sportfishing with Dan Hernandez as he hosts a Youth Fishing Derby for all kids under 15 to enjoy some free fishing at El Dorado Regional Park November 17.

>> It’s feasting time! Treat yourself and your family to a traditional Thanksgiving meal on November 22 and dine with the Aquarium of the Pacific family.

More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar.

How will you be celebrating your thankfulness this month? Share with us below!

*Photo courtesy of Galveston Daily News.

With plenty of volunteer events, fairs and Halloween fun this month, you will find events the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at some of our favorite happenings this month and dive into the fall fun:

>> Wednesdays and Saturdays in October, join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and lend a hand as they maintain the preserves to ensure healthy habitats for local wildlife and safe trails for visitors.

>> Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting an Aquarium Kids Fun Run Saturday, October 6. Sign your child up and they will receive a commemorative marine animal medal, a finisher certificate and free Aquarium admission!

>> Do you love clean water and healthy water bodies for marine life? Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on Saturday, October 13 for the World Water Monitoring Challenge and be a part of the team that protects our water resources worldwide.

>> Take a trip to Redondo Pier and experience their 3rd Annual Taste of the Pier.  On Sunday, October 14 hop on the Redondo Pier for food tastings, face painting, live music and more!

>> Join FCEC and head over to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for their annual Autumn Sea Fair on Sunday, October 21. There will be ocean-related activities for every age, face-painting, cast a fishing line class and a Beach Olympics! We will be hosting a booth at this event so stop by to play our fishing game and say hello.

>> Are you ready for some ‘spooktacular’ fun this month brings?  You’re in luck! Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting their annual Scarium of the Pacific October 20-21, for friends and families to enjoy a costume contest, pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling and kooky crafts!

>> For some not-so-scary fun, join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Sea Scare 2012 on Saturday, October 27 for an underwater world of chills, thrills and gills or have a good time at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for a fishy fest celebrating Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos on October 27-28.

May you have a frightfully good time this month! For more information about these events and others, check out the FCEC calendar. Have you been to any of these events before? Share you past experience with us!

*Photo courtesy of Aquarium of the Pacific.

The sun is shining and the fish are biting! It’s that time of year to get out and enjoy the beaches and neighborhood Bar-B-Ques. This July, celebrate Independence Day and summer with some family fun events we’ve listed below:

>> Party on the Belmont Pier on July 4 with local bands, an all American food court and of course a great view of the nighttime fireworks show. Or celebrate the 4th in red, white and blue fish fashion with the Aquarium of the Pacific for a family friendly Bar-B-Que.

>> How about listening to some great tunes by the coast? The Redondo Beach Pier is hosting free community events including free summer concerts every Thursday and Saturday starting July 7 through the end of summer.

>> For those junior fish lovers, sign them up for Aquarium of the Pacific’s “Fish Fry CampJuly 17-19 and make some lasting marine memories with hands on exploration, games and crafts that your child will never forget.

>> Icthyology classes for 5-6 graders are available at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium July 23-27. Students will learn about the inner and outer workings of fish and even get a cool free T-shirt for attending the class!

>> Join the City of Long Beach for the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana. On July 28-29, thousands of seafood lovers will come together for great New Orleans sounds of music, fresh crawfish, dancing and beach bars.

For more summer and fishing related activities, check out the FCEC calendar of events. What events will you be participating in this July? Share with us the fun local events you will be checking out!


*Photo courtesy of Sightseeing Sam.


What a bundle of fun March is going to be. We have a lot in store for the eco-conscious and fish fans among us. From hikes, to nature walks, to beach and stream restoration projects, there is a lot in store!

>> Take a hike on March 3 at Mt. Lukens with the Sierra Club. Its 10.5 miles round trip and a 3000 foot elevation gain. Some healthy fun in the sun!

>> Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a tour of Point Fermin State Marine Park on March 9. You’ll traverse some rocks in search of animals in their natural habitat.

>> Hug a tree after you plant it on March 10 when Heal the Bay takes you to Malibu Creek State Park for some restoration work.

>> March 11 is daylight savings and it is also an open house at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium where you’re invited to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat.

>> Meet Jaws. Well, maybe not THE Jaws, but a Jaws nonetheless. On March 16 the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific will be holding their FREE Shark Lagoon Night.

>> Join the Aquarium of the Pacific on March 25 for a special evening exclusively for families with adults or children with autism. It’ll be a peaceful night among 11,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean.

>> Summer is right around the corner so why not get your fishing skills tuned up. On March 29 join Marina Del Rey Anglers for a free fishing class at the Playa Vista Public Library.

More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar.

Which events will you be attending this month? Share with us below!


It’s never too early to start planning your Valentine’s Day. Here at FCEC we say, why not show a little love all month long. Below is a list of great events that we love. Some give back to the community and others are just plain fun. Why not pick a date, and make a night (or afternoon) of it?

>> Shark night is a thriller. On Friday, February 3 the Aquarium of the Pacific will turn out the lights and let you see how these creatures lurk in the dark. A not to be missed event.

>> You wouldn’t want your child’s room to be messy, so why would we want our beaches to be? The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on Saturday, February 4 is holding a beach cleanup, it is your chance to give a little love back to the ocean.

>> Here fishy fishy. Tidepools are great educational opportunities for kids. On Sunday, February 12, take your youngster to Point Fermin State Marine Park in San Pedro for a cool Weekend Tidepool Walk.

>> Dinner at the Aquarium? Yep. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, you can stroll the Aquarium of the Pacific and have a romantic evening gazing at sea jellies and octopus after a delicious gourmet meal.

>> Life’s a beach! May as well make it a clean one. Heal the Bay will be at Torrance County Beach on Saturday, February 18 for their monthly Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanup. Why not make this your Valentine to the ocean?

>> Spot a giant! Celebrate the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, February 19. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will be providing wildlife observation opportunities for those in attendance.

>> Climate change is going to impact the coastline. Come out on Wednesday, February 29 to the Aquarium of the Pacific to see what impacts may be headed to our region in the years to come.

More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar.

What events will you be attending this month? Share with us below!

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The holidays are right around the corner and that means it’s time to prepare for the season by giving back to the environment that sustains us — be it the fish we eat or the water we drink, there is plenty to be thankful for.

This month there are a lot of great green events, from sand dune tours, habitat restorations to a little turkey trotting. Here’s a snippet of what’s in store this November.

>> Fall is in full swing, so why not stop by a festival on November 5 at the Aquarium of the Pacific for an Autumn Festival. With an Asian theme this year, you can expect delicious cuisine, fine arts and cultural festivities the whole family can enjoy.

>> What’s a salt marsh? Find out on a cool tour hosted by Friends of Ballona Wetlands on November 13, where you can learn coastal ecosystems and explore the wonders of nature right in the middle of urban Los Angeles.

>> Celebrate Cambodian culture on November 19 at MacArthur Park, where the third annual Cambodian Arts & Culture Exhibition will take place. Stop by for hands-on art and cooking demonstrations, gardening tips and other sure-to-be good times.

>>Did you know that clean beaches are all the rave these days? FCEC agrees. On November 19 Heal the Bay will be at the famous Venice Beach for their Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup.

>> Turkeys trot and so do humans on Thanksgiving in Long Beach on November 24! Come on out for an event that promotes health and exercise. It will also allow you the perfect excuse to indulge later in the day.

>> It is time to put your thinking cap on. On November 29, the will be holding a monthly lecture sponsored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Cetacean Society that is sure to inform and educate.

More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar. What events will you be attending this month? Share with us below!

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