Niceville, Fla. – A donation, by a private party, to Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) leads to the first redfish restocking initiative in Choctawhatchee Bay.

Because of a $25,000 donation to CCA Florida, the Coastal Resource Team of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Department, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Tourism will assist with the transport of 10,000 juvenile redfish between four and eight inches in length. The release will take place from the shore at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville.

“The release is a beneficial project for the health of the Choctawhatchee Bay area fisheries and we are fortunate to have CCA Florida as a meaningful partner in this conservation effort,” said Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mel Ponder.

Coastal Conservation Association of Florida invites the public, community partners and media to be a part of the conservation event at noon on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Children are encouraged to attend. Anyone who is interested in physically taking part in the release, should wear athletic attire and water shoes.

Contact Amanda Krpan for additional details at or view the Save The Date flyer HERE. Date, time and location are subject to change. Follow along on Facebook @CCA_Florida.

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