More than 250anglers, families and friends enjoyedan educational daywhere fishermenand visitorslearnedabout fish contamination,local ecological issuesand organizations focused on fisheries and the environment. The festivities also includedprizes, foodandface paintingfor children.
Heal the Bay co-sponsored the event withCabrillo Marine Aquarium, Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, California Department of Fish and Game, Seafood for the Future, L.A. Conservation Corps/SEA Lab, United Anglers of Southern California, Marina Del Rey Anglers, and Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club.
Since its inception, our EPA-award winning Pier Angler Outreach program has educated nearly 100,000 anglers about the health risks of eating certain fish (e.g. white croaker). Members of the bilingual Angler Outreach team span eight different piers ‑‑ Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa, Redondo, Pier J, Rainbow Harbor, Belmont and Seal Beach‑‑ to spread their message.