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Fishermen wanted as ‘faces’ for AK seafood

July 28, 2016

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A call is out for  fishermen who want to be unofficial ambassadors for Alaska seafood.

For several years we’ve felt that some of our best spokesmen are fishermen in Alaska, some of the best brand advocates for Alaska seafood are the people most involved in the fisheries. And it’s always been a challenge to stay in touch with the fleet.  

Tyson Fick is Communications director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. To make contact with fishermen, ASMI has launched a confidential on line data base. It asks basic questions such as how long you’ve fished in Alaska and in what fisheries, if you use social media – and if you’re willing to do interviews and be a ‘face’ for Alaska seafood. Fick says it’s a win/win for everyone.

There’s a lot of times when individual retailers or media outlets are looking for folks to talk with who are involved in the fisheries here and this offers a great tool to help fishermen help themselves.  

Fishermen must be willing to mix with media, do interviews and do photo shoots.

So when we have press tours or trade missions or events around the state or the country  we have this wealth of knowledge and individuals to call on to advance our brand and maximize the value.  

Find the data base at  and find links at our website

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