Teach 40 kids in Miami to be Responsible Anglers

Goal: $ 5000

No of Donation: 51

 

 

Goal: $ 5000
Amount Raised: $ 5330
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 51
Category : Education
Url : http://www.f4fn.com
Contact Number : 5618668507
Address : 2613 N.W. 38th Street
State : Boca Raton
City : FL
Country : US
Zipcode : 33434

Challenge

According to a Food and Agriculture Organization estimate, over 70% of the world's fish species are either fully exploited or depleted. Most of this exploitation and depletion is happening as a result of ignorance and inadequate marine education. One of five people on this planet depend on fish as the primary source of protein. By educating the youth we can create ethical anglers who follow rules and regulations, and seek to minimize damage to the environment. Thus, securing fish for the future.

Solution

To use the sport/ skill of fishing as a mechanism to immerse and educate socio-economically disadvantaged children about their local marine and/or freshwater environment; while also working with fishing tournaments to collect and clean already caught fish to be donated to soup kitchens.
In our world today, the oceans are being polluted and exploited at an alarming rate. This increasing degradation is happening as a result of poor marine conservation education and lack of awareness. Therefore, Fishing for Families in Need focuses on educating and empowering the youth to make a difference. The project will use the sport/skill of fishing as a mechanism to immerse and educate socio-economically disadvantaged children from the Miami,FL area about their local marine environment.

Long-Term Impact

The project will educate 40 children allowing them to leave less of a footprint on the marine environment. They will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to become responsible anglers and good stewards of the sea after completion of the six week program. These 40 children will then pass on their knowledge to friends and family over the course of their lives. Thus, possibly creating a movement for change in the Miami area focused on marine conservation and better fishing practices.

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