Monday, January 4, 2010

Seashare Sends 20,000 Lbs of Salmon to Kotzebue Alaska

The latest humanitarian outreach program from Seashare involved several organizations which came together for a common cause. About 20,000 pounds of fish were donated to feed 11 villages and more than 1.000 families in the area.

The Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association donated a portion of its coho salmon catch. Southeast Alaska processors provided  processing, packaging and freezing capabilities. Alaska Marine Lines and Tote Ocean Trailer Express shipped the fish to Anchorage. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew provided the final transportation to Kotzebue.

SeaShare is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization that links seafood companies to food banks nationwide.

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