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It was a great day at the Venice pier for FCEC’s 3rd Annual Fisherman’s Appreciation Day. FCEC and its partners, including: Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, Heal the Bay, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, LA County Public HealthSeafood for the Future, LA Conservation Corps Sea Lab, United Anglers of Southern California, CDFG, Marina Del Rey Anglers, and Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club put together a hands-on program that included fishing workshops, games, giveaways, food and face-painting!

They say, “third time’s a charm,” and since the first and second times were already charming, this year’s event didn’t disappoint, reaching over 250 community members! But wait, why imagine when you can see for yourself? Check out the slideshow of anglers, families and friends coming together to learn more about the local ecology and celebrate the Los Angeles fishing community. For more photos of Fisherman’s Appreciation Day, check out our photo album on our Facebook page!

 

July 31st was a great day to celebrate our fishing culture in Southern California and FCEC!

Over 120 people graced the Venice Pier for educational workshops, free food, games and of course great prizes! During the fun-filled afternoon, FCEC was able to reach a substantial number of anglers (and kids!) about fish contamination issues along the Palos Verdes Shelf.

With the help of veteran fisherman Larry Fukuhara from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, FCEC addressed better fishing practices, such as how to tie fishing line to target certain fish and which fish to release.

This unique community outreach experience was our way of saying thank you to all those who make our work so meaningful. Thank you also to our partners who made the day possible: Seafood for the Future, Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, Heal the Bay, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, James’ Beach Restaurant and Sidewalk Café.

It was also a great way to have a little fun in the Southern California sun while talking fish! Check out pictures from the event in our Facebook Fisherman Appreciation Day photo album. Do you have pictures from the event? Share them on our wall.

Do you like to fish? How about free food, fun games and prizes? Well, if your answer is yes to any of these (not-so-tough) questions you should bring your family and friends on out to FCEC’s Fisherman Appreciation Day in Venice this coming Saturday.

Here are the details:

Location: End of Venice Pier

Date: July 31st, 2010

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

The family friendly event will have interactive games and educational displays. There will be yummy grub and expert tips on how to hone your fishing skills, as well as what locally caught fish are safe to eat and what should be avoided.

Larry Fukuhara of the fabulous Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will hold a fishing demo and those that attend will receive a FREE FCEC tote bag, a pack of lures and hooks and lunch provided by James Beach and The Sidewalk Cafe!

Fisherman Appreciation Day is FCEC’s way to say thanks to all the anglers out there that keep our Southern California piers vibrant. It’s also for the community at large, to help educate and entice more people to grab their fishing polls and cast a line!

So why not come out? For more info, call 562-597-0205 or check out this even poster.