as a knot binds the net, Iliamna Fish Company is bound to its fishermen.
We are an immediate and extended family of 25 members-an organization
founded in and sustained by fish. Three of our families live in
Alaska, two in the Pacific Northwest; various children are far-flung
all over the U.S.
During the winters, some of us wear pilot's helmets, some wield
craftsmen's tools, some shoulder accountant's briefcases, some wear
mother's aprons, other's student's backpacks-but everyone in our
family is dependent on the annual harvest to sustain them. Apart
from the costs of processing and shipping, every purchase from Iliamna
Fish Company goes into the hands of the fisherman. This direct exchange
builds trust with our customers and inspires our fishermen to provide
the best product possible.
Although some members of our family live outside the Iliamna watershed,
we are committed to sustaining the land and water that provides
our livelihood and that continues to make our community possible.
One family member served as Chairman of the Alaska Seafood Marketing
Institute for many years, another serves on the Lake Iliamna Salmon
Advisory Committee, which oversees the sustainable management of
our watershed. Another works closely with Ecotrust, an organization
dedicated to preserving our natural resources through sustainable
business practices. As a whole family, we are members of Salmon
Nation, a Pacific coastal collective that recognizes the interdependence
of our lives with the environment. We concur with Salmon Nation
and believe that healthy salmon stocks act as litmus to the overall
environmental health of a region.