We've Freed the Fish!
World Fishing Network Partners with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to 'Free the Fish' During the April Free Preview
DENVER and TORONTO – World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, teamed up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to release 3,000 channel catfish. On Tuesday, April 14, these catfish were freed to help stock the Tropical Park Fish Management Area in Miami-Dade County.
“We know how valuable fish stocking efforts are and we love supporting them. This month, while our TV channel is being made available to tens of millions of anglers across North America as part of our April Free Preview, we’re extra focused on freeing fish,” said Sean Luxton, Senior Vice President of Digital and Content Distribution for World Fishing Network.
World Fishing Network’s free preview is available on many of the network’s cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers through the end of April. To see if your provider is participating, visit WFNFreePreview.com.
World Fishing Network, the FWC staff and local media crews were onsite during the fish release. Exclusive online content will be made available in the coming week at WFNFreePreview.com featuring insight from biologists, Florida Fish and Wildlife commissioners and a recap of the release itself.
(Photo courtesy of World Fishing Network)
Florida, the Fishing Capital of the World, is an extremely popular angling destination and the FWC plays an important role throughout the state, protecting and managing more than 575 species of wildlife, 200 native species of freshwater fish and 500 native species of saltwater fish. The FWC balances these species' needs with the needs of nearly 20 million residents and the millions of visitors who share the land and water with Florida's wildlife.
The waters are now well stocked for the ¡Vamos a Pesca! Miami event to be held Saturday, April 18 in Tropical Park. This event supports sport fishing, fishing education, the community and conservation.