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May 03|Grundens

Bristol Bay Fish Expo Announces 2018 Events, Sponsors, and Fundraisers.

NAKNEK, Alaska. May 3, 2018 – Bristol Bay Fish Expo, Western Alaska’s premier fishing tradeshow today announces the 2018 sponsors, event calendar, and charity auction to be held in Naknek, Alaska June 8-10, 2018. 100% of event proceeds, additional donations, and auctioned items will go to the support of the Little Angels Childcare Center 501(c)(3) in Naknek.

Debuting In 2017, the Bristol Bay Fish Expo is a fast-growing trade and consumer event that hosts over 50 industry vendors and 1500 attendees over three days just before the beginning of the commercial salmon season in Bristol Bay. Naknek is home to ten major seafood processors and a fleet of nearly 1000 fishing vessels and serves as the region’s central hub for the summertime salmon fishing season.

“We’re looking forward to nearly twice the attendance this year, and we are excited to have some industry leading brands like Grundéns on-board as sponsors,” says organizer, Katie-Copps Wilson. “This is a great way to connect the fishing community with the industries and brands that serve it and provides a great fundraising opportunity to help us support an important community resource.”

Events and Fundraisers: Individual events will include; a speed-hiring event that brings new crew members together with hiring boat-captains, a Bristol Bay fashion show featuring the latest raingear used on commercial fishing boats, and a live auction hosted by professional Alaskan auctioneer Dan Newman. Auction items include Grundéns gear including the newest version of Grundéns Deck-Boss boots and women’s raingear, new salmon brailer-bags from Homer based manufacturer Nomar, videography services from Steelbird Productions, and more.  Additional auction items can be submitted through the newly launched web portal. Link to the submission form can be found here.

Current Sponsors: Grundéns, Naknek Chamber of Commerce, Kvichak Fish, Steelbird Productions, Cummins, Pen Air, Nomar Alaska, Alaska Eagle Eye, Hadfields Bar, Fishermen’s News, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, Alaska General Seafoods, United Tribes of Bristol Bay, Fishermen’s News, Leader Creek Fisheries, Coastal Villages Region Fund and Bristol Bay Native Corporation. To become a sponsor, contact Katie Copps-Wilson at
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