MDR Anglers hosts up to 500+ youth to a fishing trip aboard the Betty O sportfishing boat out of Marina Del Rey. The youths are members of various civic youth groups like Boys and Girls Clubs etc. Most of our participants have never been out on a boat, and some have never seen the ocean.
Our Club furnishes mentors and fishing tackle to teach the youths how to fish, how to identify fish that are safe to eat, and how to filet fish for cooking. We teach the youths about the environment and conservation with "catch and release" techniques.
During the outing we furnish nourishing snacks and drinks. We give them photographs with their catch and lessons about the marine environment. This program introduces our youth to one of the largest OUTDOOR participant sports in the world -- recreational fishing. This opens new horizons for many of the underprivileged. There are also career opportunities in this field which employs people fishing, wholesaling, retailing, manufacturing and marketing related goods and services. For more info see Youth Fishing section in our ARCHIVES.