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The fish are swimming strong, so it’s time to catch all the fishing fun! There are plenty of family friendly fishing-related activities that will surely bring out the naturalist in all of us.

>> Grunions are marching onto the beach this month. Start the season off right at Meet the Grunion on March 2 with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and try to catch some of these slippery creatures while you still can.

>> The annual Fred Hall Show is the premier outdoor recreation show. Come out to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center to learn about the latest in fishing tackle and marine accessories from March 5 – 9. Stop by the Friends of Rollo booth where you will find Marina Del Rey Anglers and FCEC team members collecting pledges to fish responsibly by releasing the 5 local contaminated fish.

>> Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime? If so, join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium from March 6 – 14 on the Friendly Whales of Baja deep sea voyage!

>> It’s never too early to get introduced to marine life. Share the love of fish with your little one on March 15 at the Aquarium of the Pacific for Aqua Tots: Colors of the Ocean.

And if that’s not enough fun, check out the FCEC calendar of events for activities all month long!

*Photo courtesy of BD Outdoors.com

Ready to get involved? This month’s activities are packed with exciting opportunities to engage with local community members, learn more about our oceans and participate in beach cleanups!

>> What’s the most amazing place you’ve probably never heard of? Learn where it is and why it’s so special on February 5 at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Experts will discuss Advancing Conservation in the Most Amazing Place You’ve Probably Never Heard Of!

>> Enjoy the many fish of the sea at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Valentine’s Day Late Night & Dinner with a special someone or the whole family on February 14. It’s sure to leave you swooning for more!

>> Interested in making a difference regularly? Connect with community members at Will Rogers State Beach on February 15 for the Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanup. They meet every month!

>> It’s whale watching time! Visit the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium on February 15-16 for their annual Whale of a Weekend to celebrate the migration of grey whales! FCEC will be at the celebration all weekend long, so stop by to play our fishing game and learn how to identify the 5 Do Not Consume fish!

>> February is African American History month! Join the Aquarium of the Pacific in celebrating the rich cultures of African Americans and Africans at the African American Festival on February 22-23.

>> Concerned about safe fish to eat? Participate in the Sustainable Seafood Solutions: A Panel Discussion on February 27 at Loyola Marymount University.

And if that’s not enough to keep busy, check out the FCEC calendar of events for ways to get involved all month long!

*Photo courtesy Muddy Matches.

This November, there’s a wide range of entertaining events for everyone in your life. Give thanks for your family and friends by spending some quality time together at these fun local events!

>> If you have been feeling stressed lately, start this month off on the right foot and head over to Golden Bridge Yoga on November 2 for a Free Yoga session provided by Heal the Bay!

>> Not sure what to do for date night? Attend the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Night Dive for an evening surrounded by fish, fabulous food and cocktails on November 8.

>> Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Stay in shape and healthy the fun way, by signing up for the GI Joe Pier to Pier Run/Walk at Huntington Beach Pier on November 9.

>> Celebrate the Harvest Moon, a popular Asian Tradition, at the Autumn Festival on November 9-10.  Cultural demonstrations, crafts, acrobatics and music are sure to lead your family into an exciting weekend. FCEC will be hosting a booth at this event, so make sure to stop by to play our fun fishing game!

>> Free fishing! Catch the Angler Outreach Team on the Cabrillo Pier on November 16 for an educational and fun fishing session.

>> Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Square pants! If your kids are fans of the show, make sure to go to SpongeBob Appreciation Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific on November 17 for a special 4D film!

>> Not into cooking a whole feast? Experience an out of the ordinary Thanksgiving Lunch with your fishy friends at the Aquarium of the Pacific on November 28.

And if that’s not enough fun, check out the FCEC calendar of events for activities all month long!

*Photo courtesy All Posters.

 

Just because summer is over, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Take a look at some of the family-friendly happenings going on this September. From concerts, to local cleanups, to festivals, to free fishing sessions, September is another month that is sure to be fun-filled.

>> Grab your fork and head out to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach for The Original Lobster Festival September 6-8.

>> Get your workout in this weekend on a scenic course! Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting their 2nd Annual Aquarium of the Pacific 5K September 8, and then you can head down to Rainbow Harbor for some local fishing.

>> Enjoy the last 29th Annual Twilight Concert series performance of the summer on September 12 at the Santa Monica Pier and share your favorite tunes of the summer with us.

>> Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere! September 21 is the official California Coastal Cleanup Day, where various organizations and communities come together for one day to clean up our local beaches and waterways. Keep our ocean and marine life safe and lend a cleaning hand this Coastal Cleanup Day with Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium or Heal the Bay.

>> Get ready for some reeling and take a stroll to the Cabrillo Pier or to the Santa Monica Pier on September 28 for a free fishing session! Explore fish caught off the pier and find out how to identify the local contaminated fish with the Angler Outreach Team.

>> Join us as we attend Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Baja Splash Festival in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month September 28-29. There will be plenty of live entertainment, crafts, educational programs and ethnic cuisine to fill your entire weekend!

Find out what other fun and fishing related events are going on this month on the FCEC calendar of events.

What events will you be attending as fall kicks off?

 

Summer isn’t over until you’ve gone fishing! If you haven’t had a chance to go on a fishing trip, then August is your month! Take a look at some of our favorite fishing-friendly happenings this month:

>> Celebrate the final month of summer at the Redondo Beach Pier with fun community events including free summer concerts every Thursday and Saturday through the end of summer.

>> Put on your Los Anglers fishing hat and head on out to the Belmont Pier on August 2 for the 60th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo.

>> Are you an Ocean-lover? Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is hosting an Ocean Appreciation Weekend August 3 – 4 with interactive games, crafts, face painting, educational presentations and more!

>> Head out to the Cabrillo Pier for a free fishing session on August 9! Learn how to catch local safe fish to eat and how to identify the local contaminated fish with the Angler Outreach Team.

>> Ever been to a swap meet just for fishing? Check out the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation’s Fishing Swap Meet on August 10 in Long Beach and stock up on fishing supplies!

>> See the Sea, Si? The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites you to their floating lab on August 24, where you will learn about the world of plankton, shore animals and other sandy bottom fish.

>> Are you in for a whale watch adventure? Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium search for whales, dolphins and seabirds aboard a 90-foot-yacht in San Pedro on August 25.

For more summer fun and fishing related activities, check out the FCEC calendar of events.

What events will you be enjoying these last days of summer?

 

It’s sunny, clear and time for you to enjoy more fishing and ocean related events. July is a month full of community Bar-B-Que’s, 4th of July celebrations and family-friendly fun! Take a look at some of our favorite happenings going on this month and be sure to enjoy summer the right way with these outdoors and sea-side activities:

>> Start the month right with a Party on the Pier full of food, music and fireworks at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier on July 4 or celebrate our country’s independence at the Aquarium of the Pacific for their family friendly Bar-B-Que and fireworks show!

>> Get your hands dirty and our beaches clean with the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s staff at their monthly Beach Cleanup July 6. You and our ocean will be glad you did.

>> You can’t enjoy summertime properly without some smooth tunes, right? Starting July 6, enjoy free live music at the Redondo Beach Pier for their Summer of Music every Thursday and Saturday through the end of summer!

>> How about a late night adventure this summer? On July 10 meet the grunion at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and learn about the silvery fish.

>> More summer jams are starting this month at the Santa Monica Pier’s 29th Annual Twilight Concerts.  July 11 kicks off LA’s favorite summer concert series with some of the best contemporary and classic music along with the most amazing views in Southern California.

>> On your mark, get set, dragon race! July 27-28 the largest dragon boat competition will be taking place at the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival. There will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, music and martial arts performances and more!

Check out our FCEC calendar for more information about these events and more. Where are you headed this summer? Let us know how you are celebrating this month!

*Photo courtesy of My Santa Monica Life.

 

Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready for what’s coming up? We have the latest news on where the most exciting fishing events are happening this month. With derbies, discounts and Fisherman’s Appreciation Day to keep you entertained, you’ll be wishing every month was like June. So grab your shades, fishing rods and ice coolers, and let the fishing fun begin!

>> Enjoy your evenings at the Aquarium of the Pacific for just $14.95 from now until September. Adults, seniors and children ages 3-11 can take advantage of this special price after 5:00 pm on selected Discounted Late Nights. The nighttime activities of the animals and beautiful evening lighting transform the Aquarium into a whole other place!

>> Join the Marina Del Rey Anglers on June 8 – 9 for the 38th Annual Halibut Derby. Compete against other anglers for the biggest catch and have fun with friends and family during these two fun filled days on the water. All proceeds from the event support two great causes.

>> Los Anglers invites local fishermen and families to the 4th Annual Fisherman’s Appreciation Day on Venice Pier. On June 15, come out to the pier for free food, games and prizes. You will even have a chance to hone your fishing skills and talk with the pros!

>> On June 16, the local Santa Monica Bait & Tackle Shop is hosting their annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby out on the pier. What better way to show love for your father than a good day spent fishing? Be sure to stop by our FCEC booth and say hello!

>> Fathers will not be short of celebrations this month. Also on June 16, get together with the family for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Annual Father’s Day BBQ. Take in the view of Rainbow Harbor while enjoying a culinary feast that is sure to please any dad.

>> No one is too young to be a fisherman. So bring your kids to Fisherman’s Wharf on June 23 for Kids Day at the Docks and show them what fishing is all about! Hands on instructors will teach kids fishing techniques, safe places to fish, and about our beautiful ocean. Fishing on the docks and rod/reel use are free.

Check out our FCEC calendar for more information about these events and more. Can’t wait to take part in these events? Let us know below which of them are getting you excited for summer!

*Photo courtesy of Seaside Vacations.

 

 

MAY the fishing season commence! We are looking forward to a great season of fishing, and this month we have found some fun events to get you and your family excited about the fishing season too! From fish-tivals to fishing sessions there are plenty of events to keep you busy this month.

>> On May 4 and May 25 join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for a FREE fishing session! Learn how to catch healthy fish, how to identify fish and properly throw back local contaminated fish, such as white croaker.

>> Explore and celebrate the Southern California Coast at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Urban Ocean Festival May 4 -5. There will be a fashion show, educational booths, contests and more!

>> Ready for some fishy fun? Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a Special Grunion Fish-tival May 11 to learn and celebrate Southern California’s very own Grunion fish!

>> Did you know there’s an Endangered Species Day? Learn about the marine life that are endangered on May 18 and have some fun with a beach walk, scavenger hunt, story time and more!

>> Gear up to clean up! Heal the Bay is coordinating their monthly Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup for all of you to get your hands a little dirty and help clean up a local beach. May 18 join Heal the Bay and your community to do some good work for our beaches.

Check out our FCEC calendar for more information about these events and more. Are you attending any events this month? Let us know!

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!