Local Company Sponsors School Fishing Program

By on January 30, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – A Daytona Beach company that hand assembles most of its products is the premier sponsor for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission’s High School Fishing program.  Costa Sunglasses is partnering with FWC to support the next generation of conservationist anglers.

Amber Nabors, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Division of Fresh Water Fisheries Management, said that “FWC and Costa have the common goals of encouraging youth to start fishing or keep fishing, to give back to the local communities and to keep Florida’s waters free of plastic debris.”

Nabors said that the student angler participants must complete at least one conservation project to qualify for program funding.  “The Costa Kick Plastic conservation project encourages student anglers to practice the conservation principals that the High School Fishing program curriculum teaches,” said Jon Fury, FWC’s director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management.

Fifteen new and 15 existing student angling clubs are in the program this year.  Nabors said the program goals are teaching students about ethical angling, conservation, Florida fisheries habitats, basic fishing gear, and general fishing concepts to help create confident responsible anglers.

Information about the 2019 High School fishing program is not yet available but Nabors said that those that want to be added to the contact list for next year’s program should email conor.hughes@myfwc.com

 

 

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