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The smell of salty fish is still in the air from the many fish biting last month at the 60th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo and the 22nd Annual Seal Beach Youth Fishing Derby. As a long held tradition, these fishing derbies aim to get kids hooked on fishing at an early age. Through the fun and friendly competitions, young anglers are encouraged to show off their budding fishing skills and develop a lifelong passion for fishing.

Youth fishing derbies such as these are also a great way for FCEC to send home positive messages about fishing while educating local community members about the local Do Not Consume (DNC) fish. Parents and children were given information about which local fish are safe or not safe to eat and put their learning to practice by playing our fish identification game!

Check out the photo slideshow to see all the fun!

Now in its 4th year, Fisherman’s Appreciation Dayhosted this year by Los Anglers – continues to teach local anglers safe fish consumption habits by teaching fishermen how to target safe fish to eat. Anglers of all ages started out their summer by coming out to the Venice Pier to participate in a fishing seminar, games and educational booths that support safe Southern California fishing, sustainable seafood, and the environment.

Highlights from this year’s event included a fishing contest, Larry Fukuhara’s informative fishing workshop, Wendy Tochihara of Rod and Reel Radio emceeing the event, face painting, and nearly $4,000 in prizes!

Take a look at what went on at the 2013 Fisherman’s Appreciation Day!

 

A big thank you to all our partners this year for making this event possible: