The Salmon Sisters Give Back

November 21, 2016
 
This is Fish Radio. I’m Stephanie Mangini. Buy goods; give fish. I’ll tell you more after this…
 
Alaskan Quota & Permits in Petersburg works hard for fishermen so they can do what they do best  – fish!  Visitwww.alaskabroker.com
ASMI’s Can Do and Cook It Frozen campaigns are designed to keep people eating Alaska seafood all year round. Learn more about the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute at www.alaskaseafood.org
The Salmon Sisters are giving back to the communities in Alaska with their Give Fish Project. The one to one program supports the fishermen who work hard to feed the world and the people who are in need of wild Alaska salmon protein.salmon-sisters-give-fish
 
“We wanted to share our salmon with communities in Alaska, and what better way to get our catch on their plate.”
 
Claire Neaton- co creator and founder of The Salmon Sisters. 
 
“As commercial fishermen we have an incredible amount of pride for our work and our catch. And it is really neat to find a direct route to get it into more Alaskans hands. And to help the image of commercial fishermen as a big part of Alaska’s communities and economies and being supportive of the communities that allow them to do their work.”
 
The Salmon Sisters didn’t have any trouble getting the help of Food Bank of Alaska and Silver Bay Seafoods to create the program. 
 
“We wanted to help with Alaska’s basic needs. And as a business go above and beyond and give back to all of the people, and especially the coastal communities that have supported us.”
 
The Salmon Sisters handcrafted designs are printed on a variety of clothing and accessories, to home goods.  
 
  “Any Salmon Sister product purchased on line thru our website or retail stores across Alaska, we match it one for one. So a can will be donated for every item sold.”
 
The canned wild Alaska pink salmon comes from Silver Bay Seafoods seine fleet from Prince William Sound to Southeast Alaska.  
“Its shelf stable, it’s delicious, it’s good, and it is easy to get around the state. The food bank is supplying to over 60 communities out of anchorage.”    
 
Claire says their Give Fish Program is a “forever project”. Their first donation of almost 15k cans landed in Anchorage in July and they plan on another shipment for the holidays.  
 
“As fishermen or growing up in a fishing family we have constant access to Alaska seafood. And we forget that it’s not the case in the entire state. It is nice to be able to give back and allow more families to be adding seafood into their diets weekly.”
 
Find the salmon sisters at your local gear store or at www.salmonsisters.com and find links at our websitewww.alaskafishradio.com
 
 Fish Radio is also brought to you by Ocean Beauty Seafoods – who salutes and says thanks to the men and women fishing across Alaska for their hard work and dedication. (www.oceanbeauty.com) In Kodiak, I’m Stephanie Mangini.

Sea a Cure and Seafood Fundraise for Cancer

 

November 7, 2016

This is Fish Radio. I’m Stephanie Mangini. “Sea a Cure” with seafood. I’ll tell you more after this…

Alaskan Quota & Permits in Petersburg works hard for fishermen so they can do what they do best – fish!  Visitwww.alaskabroker.com

 

ASMI’s Can Do and Cook It Frozen campaigns are designed to keep people eating Alaska seafood all year round. Learn more about the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute at www.alaskaseafood.org

 

In 2006, the seafood industry pulled together for “Sea a Cure”, a cancer awareness campaign. The industry, along with Orca Bay Seafood raised more than 40,000 dollars for cancer research when vice president Trish Haaker of Orca Bay Seafood’s was diagnosed with breast cancer. Last month, for National Seafood and Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sea a Cure is back and with a bigger mission.sea-a-cure

 

“Ten years later in 2016 we at Orca Bay Seafood’s decided that it was time to re-launch it. Though technology has changed and the industry has changed, we wanted to keep the organic feel of it intact.”

 

Lilani Estacio is Orca Bay Seafood’s marketing and communications manager.

She has reached out to people in the seafood industry big and small. She says that the campaign is a shared cause.
“I reached out to influential seafood people like the Alaska Salmon Sisters, Drifters Fish, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Rising Tides Communications, as well as harvesters. And I got a lot of interest.”
All of the proceeds are going to City of Hope; they are the global leaders of research and not only cancer but also diabetes, heart disease, and HIV. What makes Sea a cure special is the seafood its self.

 

“What we are also adding is the nutrition messaging of seafood and the health benefits, and how it can combat or help during treatment and help lead an overall healthy lifestyle.”
Estacio says one thing that is great about the campaign is that it is open to companies or individuals.

“Sea a Cure relates to the ocean in the sense that it’s not just for people who are on the processing side of the seafood industry, it is everyone.”
So far, they have reached half of their 40,000 dollar goal and fundraising is ongoing.

 

“We are a united industry. And we have a product that really benefits not just the livelihood of many, but it benefits everyone. So if we could all gather around the nutrition benefits of our product and help educate Americans of those benefits that would be our ultimate goal.”

 

Go to Sea a Cure on Facebook and find links at our website www.alaskafishradio.com

Check out the line up at Pacific Marine Expo, Nov. 17-19 in Seattle. www.pacificmarineexpo.com

Fish Radio is also brought to you by Ocean Beauty Seafoods – who salutes and says thanks to the men and women fishing across Alaska for their hard work and dedication. (www.oceanbeauty.com) In Kodiak, I’m Stephanie Mangini.