Eco-friendly Tarpon Weekend promotes Tourism, Stewardship – Gasparilla Gazette May 2, 2012










“The purpose of this article is to clarify the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce position, purpose and mission of the upcoming World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament & Festival Weekend scheduled May 17-20.

We believe everyone should be allowed to enjoy the spectacular sport fishing we have in Boca Grande Pass, throughout Charlotte Harbor, the back country and the surrounding region.

Our area has been labeled the “Tarpon Capital of the World” for more than a century and rightly so. Sport fisherman the world over have visited and vacationed here in search of the unequaled experience of doing battle with the mighty Silver King…”