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ESPN TO FEATURE V.I. FISHING TOURNEY

ESPN's World Billfish Series will showcase St. Thomas' 28th annual USVI Open-Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament, held Aug. 11-16, and St. Croix's seventh annual Golden Hook Challenge, held Aug. 12-13, during the hit-series "Inside Big Game Fishing" and "Big Game Fishing the World."
"We were so excited about the fishing quality of the USVI. We obtained so much great footage from its waters that we simply felt compelled to produce four shows about the territory's great fishing to share with the angling world," World Billfish Series President R. Wayne Bisbee said.
The "Inside Big Game Fishing" two-part series will first air on ESPN Saturday, Sept. 23
(part I), and Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000 (part II), at 8:30 a.m. EST, during the sports network's acclaimed Saturday morning "Outdoor Block." The "Big Game Fishing the World" coverage will air on ESPN2, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. EST.
"The Department of Tourism is pleased to provide the United States Virgin Islands' fishing industry this valuable opportunity for national and international exposure," Commissioner of Tourism Rafael Jackson said. "I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved with this beneficial endeavor including American Yacht Harbor, the V.I. Game Fishing Club, Wyndham Sugar Bay Beach Club & Resort, Cape Air, Budget Rent-A-Car and all others who contributed to this spectacular project."
More information about the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament is available by calling
888-2FISHVI (347484) or (340) 775-9500. For more details about the V.I. Game Fishing Club and the Golden Hook Fishing Club, call (340) 775-9144 and (340) 719-9208, respectively. For more information about the World Billfish Series, visit the Internet site at www.WorldBillfishSeries.com.

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