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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Salmon Sisters See Success with Wild Salmon Donation

Owners of the apparel company Salmon Sisters, in Homer, Alaska, have donated 14,688 cans of wild Alaska salmon to the Food Bank of Alaska – one can for every product sold through their online store and wholesale accounts.

The delivery represents a donation from the first quarter of the Give: Fish Project established by co-founders Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton, daughters of veteran Homer commercial fisherman Buck Laukitis, president of the Magic Fish Co. and recently appointed member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Silver Bay Seafoods, the Sitka-based seafood processor to which the Neaton and Laukitis family fishing boats deliver, provided discounted canned salmon to further aid the project. Silver Bay CEO Richard Riggs said his company takes great pride in being proactive community stewards, and is proud to have Silver Bay’s canned salmon products reaching those with needs in communities across Alaska.

Complimentary air freight to transport the cans from Sitka to Anchorage was provided by Alaska Airlines.

The Salmon Sisters, both commercial harvesters, offer in their product line sockeye salmon portions and halibut sourced from sustainable fisheries. They also sell a colorful range of hoodies and tee shirts, leggings, mugs, salmon leather wallets, tote bags, and aprons.

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