Coho salmon donated to Kotzebue
About 27,000 pounds of coho salmon fillets from Southeast Alaska were delivered to Kotzebue, Alaska, earlier this week as part of a hunger-relief effort organized by SeaShare.
The Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association donated a portion of its catch, while Southeast Alaska processors donated their processing, packaging and freezing capabilities.
Alaska Marine Lines and Tote Ocean Trailer Express shipped the finished product to Anchorage at no charge. From there, the Food Bank of Alaska worked with various organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard, to distribute the donation to residents of Kotzebue and surrounding villages. Kotzebue is located 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle on Alaska’s west coast.
SeaShare, a Bainbridge Island, Wash., nonprofit hunger-relief organization that links seafood companies to food banks nationwide, worked with the Food Bank of Alaska to donate more than 125,000 pounds of seafood in Alaska this year.