Capote Puts First Fish In Bass Pro Shops Aquarium

By  //  November 27, 2013

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RIBBON CUTTING SET FOR DEC. 4

ABOVE VIDEO: Bass Pro Shops Palm Bay has an on-site aquarist who maintains the aquarium and is responsible for the overall health and wellbeing of the fish inside the 14,000 gallon tank. A “Night of Conservation” and ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new store is scheduled for Dec. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. The official grand opening of is set for Dec. 5 at 8 a.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – With less than 10-days to go before the grand opening of the new Bass Pro Shops Palm Bay store, Mayor William Capote will do the city’s part in helping with the pre-opening preparations.

With less than 10-days to go before the grand opening of the new Bass Pro Shops Palm Bay store, Mayor William Capote will do the city’s part in helping with the pre-opening preparations. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

With less than 10-days to go before the grand opening of the new Bass Pro Shops Palm Bay store, Mayor William Capote will do the city’s part in helping with the pre-opening preparations. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The mayor will work with the store’s aquarium experts and store management team Tuesday morning to put the “first fish” in the new aquarium. Mayor Capote will choose from more than 80 freshwater fish that are due to arrive at the Palm Bay store late Monday night.

The fish are being transported from Bass Pro Shops Springfield, Missouri aquarium which is also the national headquarters for Bass Pro Shops, Inc.

The new aquarium will host a variety of native Florida fish including, largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, blue catfish and other varieties that mostly represent Florida’s most popular freshwater fish populations.

“This is an exciting time to be in Palm Bay,” said Mayor Capote.

William Capote

William Capote

“It’s an honor for me to officially open the new aquarium by placing the first fish in the tank.”

Each of Bass Pro Shops retail stores feature an aquarium authentically decorated to match the local environment and stocked with “trophy” fish that are native to the area.

Bass Pro Shops Palm Bay has an on-site aquarist who maintains the aquarium and is responsible for the overall health and wellbeing of the fish inside the 14,000 gallon tank.

A “Night of Conservation” and ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new store is scheduled for Dec. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. The official grand opening of is set for Dec. 5 at 8 a.m.


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