Studies have shown that Fishing has mental health benefits. Being in nature can improve your mood and also has positive long term effects on depression and memory. We bring together participants who could be in need of interacting with others while sharing a day together, building friendships and self-esteem
Mission F I S H (Fishing, Interacting, Sharing, and Healing) is recognized as the pioneer in providing professional therapy through the power of fishing for America’s wounded brave and courageous by creating a safe environment for healing and developing new coping mechanisms ultimately improving the quality of their daily lives.
Saving lives through positive innovative therapy.
I participated in Mission Fish Events several times in the past few years. I had an exciting time, and I especially enjoyed the comradery and celebration with fellow Veterans from all services and occupations. The events made it a good opportunity to share in the recognition, sacrifices, and memory of fellow veterans who were not there or no longer with us. I was utterly amazed on what a fantastic job the Mission Fish Staff, volunteers, and supporter did in the coordination of all the logistic requirements for such large events. At the end of the day, I was tired and worn out, but incredibly happy. The fishing was Fantastic!!! Thank you, Mission Fish!
I have been a first responder for 20 years in EMS. Last year I was invited on a trip with Mission F I S H, my first time ever. Being on that boat for that day was what I needed, from being around others that I can share stories with, to being in the moment, caring only about whether or not I have a fish on the line. The camaraderie I felt the second I got there was amazing. Having the 11:11 ceremony to honor our fallen is just one of the ways the organization illustrates their commitment to showing respect. MISSION Fish creates that opportunity to heal for us to each time we head out on the water.
-Nicole Gonzales, First Responder
If you would like to mail us a donation, please send to:
Mission F I S H
P.O. Box 51025
Oxnard, Ca 93031