The Kids’ Fishing Clinic is a one-day educational event conducted by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation, with the help of Outreach and Education (O&E) Subsection of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Goals from the Kids’ Fishing Clinics:

1) Teach the children about habitat importance and how to be responsible marine resource stewards.
2) Show them how they can be ethical anglers.
3) For the kids to have a positive fishing experience.

The primary goal of this program is to create responsible marine-resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems and ethical angling skills. The Clinic also teach fundamental saltwater fishing knowledge and skills while promoting a positive fishing experience.

At the clinics, the kids must go through 5 educational skill stations:

1) Fishing Tackle
2) Touch Tank
3) Casting
4) Knot tying
5) Good Angler

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