In November we made our way to Seattle for the annual Marine Pacific Fish Expo! We shared a booth with the gracious people of Alaska's Sea Grant and had a great time connecting with fishermen and women from all over the country who attended the show. We sold our Young Fishermen of American Hoodies, which we made with the intention of fostering greater sense of community amongst young fishermen in Alaska and across America. Our hope for these hoodies is to offer a physical representation to celebrate our heritage as fishermen and our pride as harvesters. As individuals and as Salmon Sisters, we care deeply about the sustainability of our fisheries and the future generations of fishing leaders. In 2014, the profits and sponsorship money from our Young Fishermen hoodies will be given to the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit, created by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, designed to provide information and opportunities for the next generation of commercial fishermen.
Our sponsors for this project include Bulletproof Nets, Alaska Sea Grant, United Catcher Boats, and Seafood Harvesters of America. We appreciate their support to make projects like these possible.
The highlight of our time at Expo was watching an awesome girl, and the first girl ever, win the Fishermen of the Year contest. Rock on strong women.
See you next year, Seattle!
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Rich stories, sketches from the sea, recipes, poetry, time-tested advice, knot-tying - these are just some of the elements that weave into the fishing net of our lives. We are thrilled to be contributing members of The Young Alaska Fishermen’s Almanac, a first-ever compilation that celebrates our unique, shared and cherished fishing ways of life. The Almanac captures the ingenuity, persistence, humor and passion of the next generation of fishing leaders in Alaska and shares the stories of those who fish on Alaska's wild waters.
Meet Alaskan maker and private chef, Morgan Stewart of Gypsy Kitchen in Homer AK. If you're like us and crave seafood pretty much every day of the week, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of her interview for a Pesto Parmesan Baked Halibut recipe featuring Salmon Sisters Seafood.
Meet Oceana Wills! We grew up with Oceana in Homer, Alaska. She fishes commercially for sockeye salmon during the summertime in Bristol Bay and works on her artwork the other parts of the year. Her ocean-inspired prints cover the walls of our own home and we are so happy to share them with you! Find her prints on our web shop and at oceanawills.com.