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Fish for the Future 2011

by Site Admin | Jul 05, 2011
On Saturday July 9th, Metro Vancouver residents will have an opportunity to explore the Fraser River estuary with a fishing rod! The 9th annual Fish for the Future will once again take place at the No. 2 Road Pier in Steveston. From 10:00am to 2:00pm, participants will have a chance to give fishing a try and take part in a variety of educational activities.

On Saturday July 9th, Metro Vancouver residents will have an opportunity to explore the Fraser River estuary with a fishing rod! The 9th annual Fish for the Future will once again take place at the No. 2 Road Pier in Steveston. From 10:00am to 2:00pm, participants will have a chance to give fishing a try and take part in a variety of educational activities.

Fish for the Future aims to promote recreational fishing opportunities around the Lower Mainland as well as raising public awareness in the importance of Fraser River estuary and its inhabitants.

The Fraser River estuary is where the mighty Fraser meets the ocean. It's the last stop for juvenile salmon before starting the saltwater part of their lifecycle. It is where more than 50 fresh and saltwater fish species live in, and where migratory birds feed and overwinter. Event organizers hope that participants of Fish for the Future will become stewards of the Fraser River by understanding and appreciating its values.

Kids under the age of 16 simply have to show up at the event to take part. Free juvenile saltwater fishing licences will be available on site, while fishing tackle will be available for borrowing. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will be conducting Learn to Fish lessons throughout the event. Fisheries and Oceans Canada will also be on site to answer questions regarding fishing regulations and other fishery issues.

Registration is not required. For more information, please visit fishingwithrod.com/fftf or contact Rodney Hsu info@fishingwithrod.com.