2013 Sanctuary Classic to run from National Oceans Day, Saturday June 8, through Labor Day, Monday September 2, 2013
Celebrate the fantastic recreational fishing available in 98% of National Marine Sanctuaries waters! Join in the incredible outdoor fishing adventure that the our National Marine Sanctuaries provide just like Jenny Armstrongand her son Jack displaying an awesome halibut that they caught fishing at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary!
A Summer-long Recreational Fishing and Photo Contest
Free entry into “Classic” for anglers who:
• Register online: www.sanctuaryclassic.org
• Free entry - submit photos online - win with summer-long weekly prize drawings
• Follow all federal, state and local regulations
• Agree to observe conservation and ethical guidelines
Catch and Release is encouraged
Weekly drawing from all entries for prizes
Grand Prize Scholarships will be juried “best” photos showing
• Kids and Family fishing
• Fish Released
Participation Award Certificate given to all entrants and photo submissions.
“Classic” Runs Summer long – June – September
• Kick-Off Events: Saturday of National Oceans Week
• Last Submissions: Monday of Labor Day
Fish in any National Marine Sanctuary waters open to recreational fishing (maps available at Sanctuary or online).
West Coast Headquarters: Monterey Bay Sanctuary and Channel Islands Sanctuary
East Coast Headquarters: Florida Keys and Grays Reef
The 2013 Sanctuary Classic Demonstrates...
National Marine Sanctuaries Provide:
- a healthful environment for kids and
- an essential link to the outdoors
- Most National Marine Sanctuary waters are open to fishing and provide an incredible outdoors experience.
- NOAA Fisheries and NOAA Sanctuaries support sustainable recreational fishing.
- The "Classic" caters to a broad spectrum of recreational fishing enthusiasts.
- Provides conservation and ethical angling guidelines for the casual angler.
- The average angler has the same chance as the experts
- Sanctuaries provide a working model of successful Marine Protected Areas