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Fernandina free Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic rescheduled

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic scheduled for May 21 in Fernandina has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for June 11 at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.

Kids’ Fishing Clinics are free and are for children between the ages of 5 and 15. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays will offer participants a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life firsthand.

Kids’ Fishing Clinics create responsible marine-resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems. In addition, organizers hope to teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide participants a positive fishing experience.

Fishing equipment and bait are provided for kids to use during the clinic, but organizers encourage children who own fishing tackle 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 pier. 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 the FWC at 850-487-0554.

To find out more about fishing clinics for kids, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select the “Youth & Student” option under “Education.”



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