along with the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network is seeking submissions for their first edition Young Fishermen’s Almanac. It will be a creative book that highlights the art and skills of fishermen and women.
“This is a book length publication that would feature stories, art and a wide variety of other information that is reflective of Alaska’s fishing traditions.”
Is AMCC’s Community Fisheries Organizer. She says the idea came from the Young Farmer’s Almanac, developed by the Greenhorns, the Young Farmers Organization in the lower 48.
“I want it to have a really wide variety of information. Like short stories, poetry, photography, and other visual art. It would also be fun to have fishermen jokes, top ten lists, gear hacks and how to’s; for instance how to fillet a fish and cool recipes. Just a bunch of different information that is reflective of what we do, but would also be interesting and useful to the average fishermen or anyone picking it up.”
They are reaching out to the Young Fishermen’s Network to find the right group of men and women that can help steer the project.
“So the Idea is to have a diverse group of fishermen that can help guide the project and help make it a publication that is interesting and engaging and useful to our different fishing communities.”
Heimbuch encourages anyone in the industry to share their experiences and creative knowledge to help fill the pages of the Almanac. They will be taking submissions until May 1st.
“Whatever people want to share is great. All different kinds of artwork would be welcome. If people want to tell a joke or if the want to tell about their worst day the ever had fishing or the best day the ever had fishing or both. I am hoping that somebody could pick it up and open it to any page and find something interesting, or corky, or funny that would be a good addition to their day.”
Submit pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org and find links at our website www.alaskafishradio.com
“It won’t just focus on young fishermen. It will be reflective of Alaska’s fishing communities and fishing families and fishing traditions; but created by and geared toward young fishermen.”
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