Alaska Marine Conservation Council

June 10, 2013 | by | Share your thoughts

Almost a year ago ORSO joined forces with the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) to host their premier ‘Meet Your Fishermen’ event. Coined, Taste of Kodiak: Tanner Crab Soiree, the evening mingler and fund-raiser featured

a decadent assortment of crab-laden hors’ devours, fine wine and a few of Kodiak’s local fishermen who caught
the very crab attendees enjoyed. The event celebrated a unique program AMCC started three years ago to nourish connections between urban and coastal Alaska by offering delicious Kodiak Tanner crab harvested by small-boat, conservation minded fishermen to Anchorage residents. The program is back again this year, and ORSO and AMCC are planning another fabulous Taste of Kodiak event later this month.

The program, called CATCH of the SEASON, is modeled after a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) and is the only one of its kind in the Anchorage area. Akin to purchasing a share of produce from a farm under a Community Supported Agriculture program, individuals can pre-purchase crab through the program prior to its harvest. AMCC is a non- profit organization dedicated to sustaining the health of Alaska’s rich fisheries on behalf of fishermen and coastal residents who rely on them. AMCC’s main office is in downtown Anchorage, with a satellite office in Kodiak.

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