Bristol Bay Fish Expo!
On June 8-9, Noah Sunflower and Erika Stroh, headed to Naknek to participate in the 2nd Annual Bristol Bay Fish Expo.
With the help of Bristol Bay fishermen, Erica Madison and Mili Lundgren, Noah and Erika sold merchandise, such as “I ‘Fish’ Bristol Bay” T-Shirts and Hoodies, gathered donations, and collected sign-ons for the science-based reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act throughout the weekend. After the first day, there was a fashion show and silent auction, showcasing vital pieces every fishermen ought to have.
The next morning a Speed Hiring event, hosted by AMCC, kick-started the expo and was screaming success. Twenty captains and crew met and discussed the upcoming season. Five crew were hired including Adam Henry on David Johnson’s boat, the F/V Kubak. The expo continued, and organizations began to table for the second day. During this time, news reporters Lanie Welch and Margaret Bauman were preparing for that evening's event, the gubernatorial debate. This was a debate between candidates Mark Begich, Bill Walker, Mike Dunleavy, Mike Chenault and Scott Hawkins. It was an informational and successful discussion between the candidates as they expressed their stances on important topics such as the Stand For Salmon initiative and Pebble Mine.
Overall, the 2nd Annual Bristol Bay Fish Expo was a sensation and AMCC is sure to be coming back!