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!
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Since starting our business, we have been sure of one thing: we love our customers! You have pushed us to new places and inspired us everyday with your enthusiasm for what’s wild and strong and beautiful in the world. We wanted to create a special experience for our customers that goes beyond our webshop, and lets us be more flexible and connected to our Alaskan community. We’re excited to announce the newest additions to our Salmon Sisters family, the Fleet and the Flagship!
Last summer, we had the opportunity to host a film crew from Maersk, a Danish shipping company that plays a major role in Alaska's seafood industry, during our fishing season. This project made us think about what it means to share the fish we catch and our designs with the world. Our passion is providing people with healthy sustainable wild seafood, and honoring our relationship with the ocean by creating good sand garments that speak to the wildness in all of us.
Every week we share the stories of Alaskan makers and young fishermen on our social media channels. This project has given us a deeper appreciation for the community who work on Alaska waters and those who work to create Alaska goods. Everyday we learn from new people who inspires us to be better fishermen and create more beautiful things. Enjoy the following stories from a few of the Alaskan fishermen and makers we've learned from. Stay tuned for more wonderful stories this summer!