Fishhound to Promote National Invasive Species Awareness Week at BASSMASTER Classic
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb 23, 2012 – Fishhound.com, the world’s largest social network dedicated to angling and leading provider of real-time fishing reports, is aligning with Recycled Fish, the Mississippi River Basin Panel, Clean Angling and DICK’S Sporting Goods as part of an extensive effort to gain widespread attention for invasive species prevention. Through the partnership, they aim to kick off National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 28 - March 4, 2012) by launching a new interactive game that will attract a young audience and ultimately make the subject of preventing invasive species fun, dynamic and engaging.
Fishhound.com will host a 10-week series, written by Teeg Stouffer, Executive Director of Recycled Fish, on preventing the spread of invasive species. The column will kick off with the introduction of this game at the Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport, Louisiana. The game, Whac-a-Mussel, designed to entertain as well as inform, will help engage fishing enthusiasts and increase their understanding of the importance of invasive species prevention. National Invasive Species Awareness Week will also be promoted to over 240,000 Fishhound Facebook fans, with interactive posts to create awareness and teach people about invasive species.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Fishhound to help make anglers aware of the threats invasive species pose to fishing and the overall environment,” said Stouffer. “We’ll be leveraging the power of Fishhound’s website and their more than 240,000 Facebook fans to let them know what they can do to keep invasives in check.”
Richard Marks, CEO of Fishhound.com, is also looking forward to advancing this worthy cause by informing and activating Fishhound’s massive angling community. “By helping to make this game a success at the Classic, and by sharing informative articles with Fishhound’s members, we hope to unite anglers in the fight against these problem species,” noted Marks. “It’s of the greatest importance that we do everything we can to protect and preserve our nation’s recreational waters and fisheries.”
“The Bassmaster Classic attracts massive numbers of fishing fans from all across the nation, making it the perfect setting to engage anglers and educate them about invasive species prevention,” said Leah Elwell, Program Manager at Clean Angling.
According to Stouffer, all the players participating in this collaborative effort are committed to making the programs and Invasive Species Week successful. “We want to seize this opportunity to connect with as many fishermen as possible and get them involved in this important initiative.
To learn what you can do to keep invasive species from spreading, or how you can participate in National Invasive Species Prevention Week, visit: www.nisaw.org. For more information about Fishhound, or to register for free as a Fishhound.com user, visit: www.fishhound.com.
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