Fishing for Fun at Fisherman Appreciation Day

Reel in the love this weekend at Fisherman Appreciation Day on the Venice Pier.

Created to teach local anglers ways to ensure the fish they catch are safe to eat, Fisherman’s Appreciation Day will be held this year on June 15 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Venice Pier.

Fishing experts will be on hand to share healthy tips on cooking and catching fish, plus there’ll be contests with prizes (such as family passes to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium) and free food!

Among the experts will be members of Heal the Bay’s Angler Outreach Program (AOP team, pictured left), who’ve educated more than 100,000 anglers about the health risks of eating certain fish (e.g., white croaker). Our bilingual AOP team span eight different piers ­‑‑ Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa, Redondo, Pier J, Rainbow Harbor, Belmont and Seal Beach‑‑ to spread their message.

Download a guide to eating fish caught in the bay and find more tips courtesy of the Fish Contamination Education Collaborative.

Are you an educator? Healthy, sustainable fish choices are also covered in the curricula for our K-5 marine education program, Key to the Sea.

Fisherman Appreciate Day