Avalon Kids Go Fishing

Youth Fishing Program

  For over 15 years, Catalina Seabass Fund has teamed with 976-Tuna, United Anglers of Southern California and the Sportfishing Conservancy to provide Avalon youth with the opportunity to experience the wonders of saltwater sport fishing and seeing the sea life around Catalina.  This program hopes to instill in children a sense of appreciation for the wonders of nature encountered in the waters off shore of Santa Catalina Island.  Fifth-grade students from Avalon Schools experience a day on the ocean every spring aboard a certified sportfisher.  They all enjoy the opportunity to catch fish, to  interact with the boat captain and crew, to learn more about the many types of fish that inhabit the coastal waters near Catalina Island and to appreciate the marine environment so close to their community.

This community service program, which also operates in other Southland communities, has provided thousands of children the opportunity to catch their first fish.   All the organizations involved deserve a vote of thanks for their outreach in this early education program for the benefit of our youth, to instill in them a passion for sportfishing and a commitment to protect their marine resource for future generations,