West Marine is sponsoring the 2020 Coastal Conservation Association Florida STAR competition, a “catch-photo-release” fishing tournament where anglers can win prizes by sending in photos of both iHeart Radio Tagged fish and non-tagged fish. Interested parties would need to obtain a measuring device and guide from West Marine stores throughout Florida starting June 19, according to the company. Registration is $40 for CCA Florida members, $75 for nonmembers and for kids from 6 to 17, $10 with a CCA Florida New Tide membership. Click here to register now.
Depoe Bay in Oregon was the chosen as the “Best Harbor in the U.S.” in the second-annual, crowdsourced competition held by Maine-based media and data company US Harbors. Depoe Bay was the first West Coast win; this year’s contest saw three Massachusetts harbors — Onset Beach, Padanaram in South Dartmouth (last year’s winner), and Cuttyhunk, Mass. — land in the top five. Click here for the whole list.