ASMI Launches Commercial Fishing Photo Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2021
CONTACT: ASMI – Ashley Heimbigner, 907-465-5562, aheimbigner@alaskaseafood.org

ASMI Launches Commercial Fishing Photo Contest

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute launched it’s annual Commercial Fishing Photo Contest on Friday, March 12, and will be accepting entries through April 30, 2021. This year’s contest includes eight categories with classics such as “Best Boat,” “Best Action” and “Best Scenic,” as well as a couple of new categories including “Alaska Lifestyle,” to capture Alaska life both on and off the boat. Photos will be included in ASMI marketing activities around the world and shared with the Alaska seafood industry for the promotion of Alaska seafood, and winning photographers will earn cash prizes. Alaska commercial fishermen can submit photos now at photocontest.alaskaseafood.org.

Photo above features winning photographer Walter Stahl from 2020: Late Season Optimism

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About Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute:
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a partnership between the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry promoting the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood and offering seafood industry education. The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest basic private sector employer with nearly 60 percent of all wild seafood and 90-95 percent of wild salmon harvested in the U.S. coming from Alaska. In addition to wild salmon, Alaska is known for its crab and whitefish varieties such as Pacific cod, sablefish, halibut, Alaska pollock, sole and rockfish – available fresh or frozen year-round. Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood for more than 50 years and is the only state with a constitution that mandates all seafood be managed under the sustained yield principle. Alaska has taken a leadership role in setting the global standard for precautionary resource management to protect fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations and leading to an ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood for markets worldwide.