To know Alaska, you have to go to Alaska and with that in mind, the Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Associationis pleased to announce that they will be hosting their annual media tour. Held from July 15-20, the tour will take place at the height of the Copper River salmon fishery season and guests will be immersed in all the facets, nuances and tastes that make this fishery one of the most celebrated salmon fisheries in the country. The guests, who hail from all over the United States, are: Meredith Steele of In Sock Monkey Slippers, Lori Lange and Brooks Lange of Recipe Girl/Recipe Boy, Brian Samuels of A Thought for Food, Lari Robling, author of Endangered Recipes, Heidi Larson of Foodie Crush Magazine and Sara & Hugh Forte of A Sprouted Kitchen.
According to Nelly Hand, the new Executive Director, “We are pleased to be bringing these accomplished food writers/bloggers up to our remote fishing community. Our salmon fishery has a legacy of sustainability, but very few seafood lovers ever get to see and learn about it firsthand.” The media trip is designed to enhance and expand the understanding for what makes the fishery unique.
Guests will be visiting processing facilities and fish counting stations. They will be meeting with fishermen, picking salmon from the net while on board a commercial fishing vessel, and learning about the nuances of sustainability directly from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. To round out the experience, the guests will savor true local cuisine when they belly up to judge the Taste of Cordova, an annual cooking contest being held at the annual Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival.
Hand hopes that the guests will share their firsthand experience live via their social media feeds, utilizing the hashtags #copperriversalmon and #copperriverwild . Hand explains, “All the guests have strong followers on their platforms and we see this as a great opportunity to excite and engage their followers through photographs, tweets, videos and informative message. Cordova is the home to our premier Copper River salmon and we are honored to be sharing our fishery, community, history and lifestyle with our guests and others who are committed to sustainable American seafood.”
For additional information, contact Nelly Hand, Executive Director:
Copper River/PWS Marketing Association
Box 199, Cordova, AK 99574 :: t: 907.424.3459 :: f: 907.424.3430