Tuesday, July 23, 2019

OCTOBER 5TH CLAM PROJECT FUNDRAISER




You are invited to join Capt. Blair Wiggins and the IRL Clam Team on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Downtown Cocoa Civic Center and River Front Park for a fun evening with celebrities, great food, live and silent auctions to help raise money for the Indian River Lagoon Clam Restoration Project. Festivities start with a Kids’ Fishing Derby in the morning, Silent and LIVE Auction and Celebrity Dinner/Banquet in the evening - One Night of Fun for an Important Cause.

$200 VIP Tickets include Private Celebrity Dinner in the Porcher House. 

$50 General Admission includes Fish Fry and BBQ Dinner. 


Celebrities attending: 

Capt Blair Wiggins 
Roland Martin
Shaw Grigsby 
Capt CA Richardson
Carter Andrews 
Capt Rob Fordyce 
Capt Jim Ross
Capt George Clark Jr.
Krissy Wejebe
Bobby Lane
Josh Jorgensen

And more to be announced.



ALL PROCEEDS GO TO IRL CLAM PROJECT. 

Limited space available so book as soon as possible. Events are subject to change.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

CAPT BLAIR ON TOM ROWLAND PODCAST

Capt Blair Wiggins sat in on the Tom Rowland Podcast at ICAST 2019 Orlando and talked about his new clam project to help clean up the water quality on Florida's Space Coast. The Mogan Man spoke very candidly about what has happened to his hometown fishery. A human catastrophe that has taken place over the past 45 years. Sit back and listen to one of the most interesting fishing tv personalities on the planet as he tells us this tragic story and what he is doing about.
     


DONATE HERE - Every 10 cents puts one clam back to work!

Monday, July 8, 2019

ASK DR TODD

Dr. Todd Osborne of Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida sits down to explain what's wrong with the Indian River Lagoon system and what's the plan to address and fix it for the future. Donate, learn more, get involved: https://www.irlclamproject.com
Posted by Addictive Fishing on Tuesday, July 2, 2019


IRL Clam Project Update - Part 2
Dr Todd Osborne of Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida with an update on the status of the project and a little more about Whitney Labs.
Posted by Addictive Fishing on Friday, July 5, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

IRL CLAM PROJECT UPDATE


This week we got to see firsthand what's going on with our Indian River Lagoon Clam Project, and, boy oh boy, are we excited! Capt. Blair Wiggins and the Addictive Fishing film crew recently spent the day with research scientists at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bio-Science, University of Florida campus in St. Augustine, getting caught up on "Where are we now?"




Jose Nunez, Whitney Research Scientist, took Capt. Blair around to show him the main areas where the clams are being spawned, raised and then released. Jose is known as the "Clam Whisperer" on campus due to his ability to create the perfect conditions for clams to spawn. But first, let's back up just a bit . . . initially, Jose and a few other research scientists had to collect a brood stock, the super clam - clams found still surviving in the current conditions of the Indian River Lagoon. These clams are the clams we want to study and learn more about and the ones we want to reproduce.




Clams are synchronized spawners and there simply aren't enough of them in the IRL to do just that.  Jose has brought enough of them back to the Lab, and they have happily reproduced. Now, they are looked after and cared for in the "nursery" called Raceways. Once they get big enough to be released back into the wild (a controlled "wild" the Matanzas River right outside of Whitney Labs), they do so in a protective predator proof bag where they will grow strong and get big enough to be reintroduced into the Indian River and Banana River on Florida's Space Coast.




This is precisely where we are right now. Batches of the baby clams are being placed in a protected area in the Matanzas River getting ready for their next mission. Capt. Blair was lucky enough to be there on a day where Jose was doing just that . . . escorting the next batch of filter-feeding warriors to their post!




It's amazing stuff and we are honored to be part of such an incredible project. We are also so very thankful for the team of experts and scientists who are just as passionate as we are about bringing the Indian River Lagoon back to it's glory!

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