Cairns is the black marlin capital of the world.
And 2016 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first 1000lb marlin being caught off Cairns and starting a fishing tourism boom which injects over $60M into the Cairns economy each year.
Whether you have benefited experientially or financially from the marlin industry we invite you to show your support. This is your opportunity to be part of Cairns history and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
In recognition of this magnificent fighting fish and its extraordinary contribution to the region a commemorative life-size 1000lb black marlin sculpture will be unveiled to mark the anniversary.
Show your support for the marlin industry and leave a legacy for future generations.
Platinum $50,000 Gold $25,000 Silver $15,000 Bronze $7,500
Donations of any denomination will be received with appreciation to immortalise the marlin industry in Cairns.
This is your opportunity to leave a legacy to the region where you have had amazing experiences or to recognise how this industry has helped develop this city to where it is today.
Information on how you can assist can also be requested by email or see the facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/cairnsblackmarlinsculpture
All donors are invited to join us to celebrate marlin fishing at the unveiling of the monumental commemorative sculpture on 25 September 2016. We look forward to working with all donors and a committee member will discuss this opportunity with you.