Fishing channel devotes full day to oil spill coverage

Published online: Jun 19, 2010 News Trade Only Today
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WFN, the World Fishing Network, a 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, today announced today that it will dedicate an entire day of programming and commercial airtime June 30 to help support recreational anglers affected by the Gulf oil spill disaster.

The on-air campaign will provide in-depth coverage of the impact of the spill on recreational and commercial fishing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

The aim is to raise awareness of the impact the spill is having on the entire fishing industry and to raise money for organizations providing aid and support to those most negatively impacted by the disaster.

Throughout the day, WFN will direct viewers to donate to the WFN Gulf Oil Spill Fisherman's Fund, which support the FishAmerica Foundation's Gulf Fund in support of Gulf Coast restoration efforts, and the Venice Charter Boat and Guide Association.

"This is a disaster of epic proportions, and the impact on anglers and the fishing industry in the area will be devastating - now and well into the future," said Mark Rubinstein, president and CEO of WFN, in a statement. "WFN is making a commitment to the fishing industry in the region, and we're asking all of our viewers, partners and colleagues in and outside the industry to join us and help this important cause."

In support of WFN's efforts, Dish Network, Charter Communications and AT&T U-Verse have already agreed to make WFN available to subscribers for the one-day fundraiser. The special is also available to WFN subscribers on Comcast, Verizon, Knology and GVTC.

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