Cordova Fisherman Wins Grand Prize in the 2014 Alaska Seafood Fishing Families Photo Contest

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Winning Photos to Be Used in ASMI Marketing Materials

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Gillnetting on the Copper River flats

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Fishing Families photo contest. Todd B. of Cordova, Alaska will take home the grand prize of two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines with his shot of an epic day gillnetting on the Copper River flats. Alaska Seafood fans chose the grand prize winner from a Facebook gallery of finalists during a two-week voting period following the close of the contest.

In addition to the grand prize, ASMI is awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in the following categories.

Best Family or Kids Photo
1st: Photo by Maya E. of Kenai, Alaska
2nd: Photo by Desi B. of Soldotna, Alaska
3rd: Photo by Tesa S. of Kenai, Alaska

Best Old-School or Throwback Photo
1st: Photo by Mark D. of Palmer, Alaska
2nd: Photo by Leon M. of Seattle, Washington
3rd: Photo by Chip T. of Anchorage, Alaska

Best Fish Photo
1st: Photo by Joseph E. of Juneau, Alaska
2nd: Photo by Marissa B. of Homer, Alaska
3rd: Photo by Alexander C. of Seattle, Washington

Best Scenic Photo
1st: Photo by William A. of Homer, Alaska
2nd: Photo by Meggan H. of Petersburg, Alaska
3rd: Photo by David D. of Sitka, Alaska

Best Humor Photo
1st: Photo by Shawn M. of Woodinville, Washington
2nd: Photo by Kathy J. of Kodiak, Alaska
3rd: Photo by Amanda J. of Kasilof, Alaska

Best Action Photo
1st: Photo by Earl L. of Port Townsend, Washington
2nd: Photo by Cameron S. of Petersburg, Alaska
3rd: Photo by Mary Y. of Toledo, Oregon

1st prize winners will receive an Apple iPad, 2nd prize winners will receive an ASMI dry duffle bag, and 3rd prize winners will receive an ASMI sweatshirt.
The contest was open from January 1 to February 2, 2014 and received over 700 entries in total. ASMI plans to use the winning photos in marketing materials to share the story of Alaska’s hardworking fishermen and thriving seafood industry.

About Alaska Seafood

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry. ASMI works to promote the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood and offer seafood industry education.

For more than 50 years, Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood. It’s so essential to our way of life that our constitution mandates that fish are “utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.” The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private sector employer, and as a result, Alaskans understand the need to protect the fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations. We’re proud of our leadership in sustainable management, which has led to an ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood for markets around the world. For more information, please visit

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