Federal grants are available to help Made in America companies compete with imports and save US jobs. Learn more at www.nwtaac.org.
The At Sea Processors Association donates one million fish meals each year through its Community Catch program. Learn more at www.atsea.org
Between now and February the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute want fisher men, women and children to help showcase the beauty of Alaska’s Commercial Fishing industry, with the “Fishing Families Photo Contest.” They are giving participants the chance to share their fishing experiences and win great prizes.
“We will have our judges get together and we will pull out twenty to thirty of the best photo’s as we see it.”
“The number one voted through our Facebook page will win round trip tickets for two wherever Alaska Airlines flies.” Best Action photo, and humor shot are just two out of the seven photo categories in this years contest.”
“For instance, we had scenic or boat, but I turned out we had all these great scenic photos and all these great boat photos so we said hey lets just offer prizes in both categories.”
“One thing we are really excited about to is the throw back category. Where we are looking for old photo’s from old family members and back in the day. If there is something scanned and it’s got scratches on it all the better. It’s a neat way to show the heritage, and the over hundred years of commercial fishing that has been going on in the state.”
“We hope to see a lot of great entries out there that really help us tell the story around the world of how awesome Alaska seafood is, and the people and places that all make it happen.”