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Volunteers sought for Martin Co. kids’ fishing clinic

News Release

Monday, August 22, 2011

Media contact: Nancy Fisher, 850-488-7152

Can you cast a line without snagging a shrub? Do you know what an improved clinch knot is? Can you tell a snapper from a snook? Are you an ethical angler and interested in sharing those ideals with youngsters?

 If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hopes you'll consider volunteering at an upcoming fishing clinic for children.

The FWC will host a free kids' fishing clinic Sept. 10 at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach. The goal of the clinic is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems and to teach them ethical angling skills. The FWC also strives to teach fundamental saltwater fishing knowledge and to provide kids with a positive fishing experience.

Volunteers are needed to work educational stations on fishing, tackle, knot-tying, casting and other fishing basics.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call the FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Outreach and Education office at 850-488-6058.



FWC Facts:
The top 10 counties for boating accidents in 2011 are Monroe, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, Lee, Pinellas, Collier, Brevard, Hillsborough and Martin.

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