Anthony Guy has been selected as this year’s Shimano Scholarship winner with the Junior Indigenous Marine and Environmental (JIME) Cadets Program.
The Shimano scholarships are intended to provide needed financial assistance to future leaders in conservation, fisheries and wildlife sciences and management. The scholarship also supports young anglers to learn about fishing tackle and techniques, provides industry networking opportunities at Shimano events and stresses the role anglers have in fishing conservation and advocacy.
For winner Anthony Guy, the once in a lifetime opportunity included a trip to the USA and Canada, with JIME CEO, Jason Ryan.
The pair attended the ICAST Trade show in Florida, followed up by a trip to British Columbia to fish with Fred’s Helmer’s Custom Tackle and guide, Brody Mansell. After just one hour on Fraser river, South-East of Vancouver, Anthony landed this 250 lb, 7 foot sturgeon.
About the JIME Program
OzFish and our Major Partner BCF are proud to support the Junior Indigenous Marine and Environmental Cadet Program (JIME), which offers students industry-related employment while still at Secondary School.
It is the Junior Guide Program that has grabbed the attention of the students, as it proposes not only a viable future but also a future that is invested in the culture and traditions of their peoples.
Currently, 20 students participate in work and training programs across the Tiwi Islands and Cairns, with further expansion of the program Nationally expected in 2020.
You can read more about the JIME Program by visiting their website