AMCC Hosts First Homer Halibut Festival

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is excited to host the first ever Homer Halibut Festival on September 19th & 20th, 2015!

Homer is often called the Halibut Capital of the World, and this is a title we want to celebrate! We are kicking off the Homer Halibut Festival as an opportunity for the community to celebrate the iconic halibut resource of Homer and of Alaska. The weekend’s activities will provide ample opportunity to learn about halibut science and fisheries management, enjoy a community meal with friends, run the 5K Halibut Hustle and through music, storytelling and art, honor the fish and fishing traditions that have enriched the End of the Road. Through knowledge and celebration, we hope to increase awareness and stewardship of both halibut and marine ecosystems.

Learn more and view the full festival schedule at www.homerhalibutfest.org.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors who made this event possible!

Skipper Level Sponsors $1000+ International Pacific Halibut Commission

Deckboss Level Sponsors $500-999 Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Representative Paul Seaton Trident Seafoods

Deckhand Level Sponsors $150-499 Alaska Boats & Permits ANL Corporation Bulletproof Nets Captain Mike’s Charters Cook Inletkeeper Homer Chamber of Commerce Icicle Seafoods North Pacific Fisheries Association Preventive Dental Services Salmon Sisters Salty Girls Gifts and Booking

In-Kind Donors & Partners Alice’s Champagne Palace Auction Block Coal Point Trading Co. Paul and Jennifer Castellani Bob Durr F/V Captain Cook F/V Challenger F/V Dangerous Cape F/V Nuka Point F/V Sheik Robert Heimbach Todd Hoppe Islands & Ocean Visitor Center Lori Jenkins Kachemak Bay Running Club Sunrise Kilcher La Baleine Cafe Land’s End Resort Chris Moss Jessica Shepherd Spit Sisters Kyra Wagner

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