Back in 2011, then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Waterfront Partnership unveiled a bold initiative, Healthy Harbor. The plan - to make the harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020.
Today when you walk around the promenade you will most certainly see someone fishing. One of those fishermen is Fidel Bryant, a local resident who learned how to fish from his father at the age of two. Now he challenges himself to catch different species wherever there is water, especially right here in Baltimore.
T.J. Smith is a retired police commander, former chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, former press secretary for the Baltimore County Executive, and a former Baltimore City mayoral candidate. More recently, Smith partnered with Jimmy’s Famous Fund where he assisted in raising more than $600,000 over the past year that was donated to small restaurants in Baltimore, children for a holiday experience, and the families of a police officer and firefighters killed in the line of duty. In addition to hosting the 2Bmore Podcast, Smith consults on government, leadership, and law enforcement issues. He is also a frequent guest on a national news outlet and TV One network programming.
Fidel Bryant is a local resident who learned how to fish at the age of two. He was taught by his father and now he challenges himself to catch different species wherever there is water, especially right here in Baltimore. He documents many of his fishing journeys on his Youtube channel, Fishing with Fidel. He and many others have taken advantage of the waterways in the area and popular to contrary belief, those waterways are in much better shape than they have ever been in.