Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fishermen’s Memorial Flag

The Commercial Fishermen’s Festival (astoriasundaymarket.com/cff/), which will take place on September 18th and 19th in Astoria, Oregon is preparing a special memorial flag to honor deceased commercial fishermen.

To have a name added to the flag, email the name of the fisherman, city/state, date of death and name of the vessel the fisherman was most closely associated with. Also include your own name, phone and email so the festival organizers can verify the information provided. This is open to all commercial fishermen.

Send information to cyndi@commercialfishermensfestival.com by August 20.

The mission of the Commercial Fishermen’s Festival is to offer fishermen and industry professionals an opportunity to bond and share information that will save lives, improve productivity, increase demand for seafood products, and promote job opportunities. The mission is also dedicated to educating the public about the fishing industry including the steps fishermen have taken to ensure a renewable resource for the future. The Festival will showcase American fisheries and the process of selecting, preparing and cooking seafood.

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