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Fishing for Scholarships – OC sponsors Fishing Tournament, March 2


Participants of previous Oceanographic Center Scholarship Fishing Tournaments


NSU’s Oceanographic Center, in partnership with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, will be re-launching the 6th Annual Oceanographic Center Scholarship Fishing Tournament in Fort Lauderdale on March 2.  The Tournament will begin with the Kick-off Party and Captain’s Meeting on Feb. 28 at NSU’s new $50-million Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research, located at NSU’s Oceanographic Center in Hollywood.  An awards dinner will be held on the evening of March 2 at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.

The tournament will feature a catch and release billfish division and a “funfish” division, targeting dolphin fish, tuna, wahoo, kingfish, and cobia. The money raised during this year’s event will provide scholarships for Master’s and Ph.D. students to study at NSU’s Oceanographic Center’s Center of Excellence, where they will conduct research to help understand, conserve, and protect coral reef ecosystems at a local, national, and international level.

“This Scholarship Fishing Tournament is a significant and fun event for supporting our academic programs and advancing research,” said Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center. “We welcome attendees to participate.”

This year’s tournament is sponsored by MS Cable & Wire Installation. The Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament, an outstanding tournament with a long tradition, is also lending the tournament its moniker. For more information, please visit our website at www.nova.edu/fishingtournament or e-mail fishingtournament@nova.edu.