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Cape Canaveral free Kids' Fishing Clinic set for June 26

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Media contact: Skip Harris, 321-459-2857 or Gus Cancro (FWC), 850-488-6058

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing a fun family outing are the objectives of the Cape Canaveral Kids' Fishing Clinic.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling, the Canaveral Port Authority and the Sport Fish Restoration Program present a free Kids' Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 4 and 16 on Saturday, June 26.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. and closes at noon. The clinic will be at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #3.

This free event enables young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays provide participants with a unique chance to experience Florida's marine life firsthand.

Kids' Fishing Clinics strive toward several goals, but the main objective is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems. In addition, the clinics aspire to teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide participants with a positive fishing experience.

Fishing equipment and bait will be supplied for children to use during the clinic, but those who own fishing tackle are encouraged to bring it.  A limited number of rods and reels will be given away to participants upon completion of the clinic.

If conditions allow, participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills and fish from the dock. This event is a photo catch-and-release activity. An adult must accompany all participants.

Individuals or companies interested in helping sponsor this event or volunteering at the clinic should contact Skip Harris at 321-459-2857 or Gus Cancro with the FWC at 850-488-6058.

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