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AMIkids Manatee youth experiences fishing in Tampa Bay

by Jorge Mahauad | Sep 26, 2018

On Monday, three youth from AMIkids Manatee departed from our boatyard in St. Petersburg to experience fishing in the seagrass flats of Tampa Bay. This experience is part of the AMIkids Marine Education Program and is designed to engage at-risk youth in outdoor marine activities with a focus in environmental education.


The Tampa Bay fishing experience is conducted by expert fisherman Kent Reinehart, Director of Compliance at AMIkids and the AMIkids Marine Education team. During this fishing experience we were able to talk about different species of fish caught including trout, mangrove snapper, stingrays and remoras.

The AMIkids Marine Education Program is an initiative designed to offer these experiences to at-risk youth. AMIkids Inc. is committed to funding the Marine Education Program and it's expansion through partnerships within the outdoor adventure, maritime industry and other related partners in the private and public sectors.

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