The Sportfishing Conservancy has a couple of engaging projects going on this summer, the kind that require fairly constant attention.  Our (National Marine) Sanctuary Classic, fishing and photo contest is starting to wind down, although Classic action is far from over.  I’ve spent the last 2 weeks on the east coast helping to prepare for the Sanctuary Classic awards ceremony where we will give away 4 “Guy Harvey” scholarships for the best kids fishing pictures that demonstrate family fishing values, kids fishing and good conservation.  Guy has come on board with the Classic and we are grateful for his support and very proud to have him as a partner.  Scholarship winners will be announced our awards ceremony set for September 13 at the Florida Gulf Coast Center For Fishing in Largo, Florida.  Our host at this incredible location is Jim Simons.  You may know Jim from his role running the International Billfish competitions, including the Bisbee and other high-end tournaments.  We are honored to partner with Jim.  We hope to have some great video of the event and location to share with you.

Read more: The Sportfishing Conservancy and Sanctuary Classic - Late August, Back from the Road


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