Listen how this Louisiana lady's non-profit is helping people get their fix on the water!
She grew up fishing under the watchful eye of her father, participating in various forms from rod and reel fishing to gill nets to gigging for flounder. She really got the best of both worlds fishing out of the family camp in Pensacola, Florida and fishing in Lake Catherine, right here in Louisiana.
Today, Ashley Ferguson is a marine biologist working for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, but that's not why she is on the podcast. She came aboard Inshore Interviews to tell us how she fishes smarter and about her newly branded 501c3 non-profit, Dose of the Coast.
"It's a magic kind of medicine, that no doctor could prescribe..." - Jimmy Buffet
Dose of the Coast takes people who are going through a tough time in their life, like dealing with cancer, and gets them out on the water, whether it's a boat ride or a fishing trip. If you've ever been out on the water you can definitely relate. There is nothing like watching the sun rise over the marsh or any other number of things we witness on our fishing trips.
Listen in and hear Ashley's inspirational story as to how she got the idea for Dose of the Coast. If you want to learn more about Ashley's non-profit, then click on the link below.
In addition to our conversation about Dose of the Coast, Ashley went into detail on how people can find their way to becoming a marine biologist. It's a question she loves to answer and she dropped a lot of knowledge bombs in the process.
Dose of the Coast