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Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs
The Future Fisherman Foundation’s Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs program (HOFNOD) is one of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s most active youth educational programs. With this program we are able to promote family togetherness through fishing within the State of Maine.
Program Funding: The 118th Legislature, enacted legislation that the Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs program be established in the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to encourage youth fishing activities in the State of Maine. The enactment of this law also authorized that the department may accept money, goods and services. Money, goods and services accepted by the department under this law may be used only for activities associated with youth education.
Instructor Certification Workshops in Maine: Instructor training workshops are held through Maine each spring. Training is free and is open to adults who are 18 years or older that would like to begin using the program within their community. The program is very versatile and can be used within a community in a number of ways. Instructors do not need to be expert or experienced anglers but should have an interest in working with children and families.
The instructor training workshop is a 5 or 6 hour hands-on experience that works through some of the activities in the curriculum as well as providing education on Maine’s freshwater fish species, regulations, and tackle and equipment for first time or youth anglers. The goal for the training is that the instructors feel comfortable with the type of event(s) they would like to be involved with and know what resources are available both nationally and within Maine and also from MDIFW.
If you would like further information contact:
Emily MacCabe, Activities Coordinator
Let's all work together to get Maine's Youth Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs
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