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Port Invites Public to Day at the Docks Celebration

Contact: Tanya Castaneda, (619) 686-6330 on .

dayatthedocksThe annual celebration of San Diego's world-famous sportfishing industry is set to make a splash this coming weekend.

The 34th annual Port of San Diego Day at the Docks, a free family event, will be held Sunday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at San Diego's Sportfishing Landings, located at 1403 Scott Street.

The event will feature:

  • Fishing seminars
  • Open House tours of the sportfishing fleet
  • Free kids' fishing lessons
  • Manufacturer booths
  • Historical displays
  • How-to fishing seminars
  • Casting contests

There will also be boat rides on San Diego Bay, displays by marine artists and fishing tackle experts, great food and musical entertainment.

Free shuttle service will be available to and from the sportfishing landings. Visitors are asked to park on Shelter Island and catch one of the free shuttles. (See Map)

The Port of San Diego's sportfishing fleet has been located at Shelter Island's America's Cup Harbor since 1949. The fleet includes three landings: H&M Landing, Point Loma Sportfishing and Fisherman's Landing.

In addition to providing a unique form of recreation for fishing enthusiasts of every level, the fleet is also an important economic engine for the San Diego region.

According to 2011 data from the Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Services, sales for charter boats in the region amount to $172 million, with direct trip costs estimated at $107 million.

About the Port:

The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California. It was created by the state legislature in 1962. Since then, it has invested millions of dollars in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula VistaCoronadoImperial BeachNational City and San Diego.

The port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 18 public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of more than 600 tenant and sub tenant businesses around San Diego Bay.

The Port of San Diego is an economic engine, an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the surrounding tidelands, and a provider of community services and public safety.