Thank you to the many businesses that support AMCC’s work (see the full list below)! If your business is interested in becoming a member, click here to read more about our Business Membership Program and fill out an application.
Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) is a non-profit association based in Sitka, Alaska. The organization is made up of independent commercial longline vessel owners and crew members who are committed to continuing the sustainable harvest of sablefish, halibut, and groundfish, while supporting healthy marine ecosystems and strong coastal communities through resource stewardship and participation in federal, state, and local forums.
Alaska Sprouts sells sprouts, microgreens, tofu, and mature plants like live basil and romaine. Currently all of Alaska Sprouts’ sprouts, microgreens and tofu are available at the South Anchorage Farmers Market, the Center Market at Sears, and the Mat-Su Farmers Market in Palmer. They are also available at many of the smaller independent grocery stores and Asian markets.
Alaska Wildland Adventures
Alaska Wildland Adventures has operated Alaska vacation packages, adventure tours and wilderness lodges for over 30 years. Founded with the goal of sharing Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife with travelers seeking a high-quality, authentic Alaskan adventure for their vacation, we are proud to continue this tradition as one of Alaska’s award winning leaders in small group Alaska tours. Alaska Wildland Adventures is committed to the values of ecotourism, expressed through our guiding principles.
Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring the 304-room Hotel Alyeska. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions.
Bear Creek Winery & Lodging
Bear Creek Winery and Lodging is a small family owned country winery in Homer, Alaska, producing handcrafted, award winning fruit wines and fruit grape wine blends, from some of the best berries in the world. Guests are invited to visit the wine tasting room and sample our wines, check out the gift shop, walk the gardens and take in the breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay. On scheduled day’s, tours of the production facility are available. There is also high-end lodging for those visitors looking for a relaxing, romantic getaway. In 2011 the winery was awarded Green Star certification. We have a wind generation system, water catchment system for watering the grounds and garden where some of the fruits and berries used in our wines are grown. Our customers are encouraged to return the empty wine bottles to us for reuse. The production facility recaptures heat from the freezers to help heat the building, and as many recycled products as possible are used in our daily operations. Likewise, we recycle as much as we can. We support AMCC because we think it is tremendously important to protect our marine resources for generations to come.
Blue Heron Inn, Bed & Breakfast
Fran and John Latham have been running a family-operated guiding and outfitting business for over 40 years. They have established an exceptional lodge in Yakutat, Alaska with a renowned Bed and Breakfast and comfortable vacation rentals overlooking Yakutat Bay and the Wrangell St. Elias Mountain Range. When asked why they support AMCC’s work, Fran said, “We believe in preserving the resources around us and the resources we use.”
Crackerjack Sportfishing owner and full time operator, Captain Andy Mezirow has been a longline fisherman since 1980. Eleven years ago he began offering multi-day, long range fishing excursions, which are now the majority of Mezirow’s business. “The longer I do this, the more I realized that my family’s well being is linked to the health of the marine ecosystem and the ground fish resources around the Gulf of Alaska,” he said. “I have chosen AMCC as the place for my financial support because they support exactly what I support: small boat fishermen, healthy resources, healthy coastal communities… They work hard and have brought together an unlikely group of Alaskans who all believe in the same vision for coastal Alaska. They have a smart, seasoned board of directors and a talented staff that is approachable and that believes in their mission.” Each time you book a charter trip with Crackerjack Sportfishing, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to AMCC to support our work conserving fish so that future generations can also enjoy fishing the abundant waters of Alaska.
Crush Wine Bistro and Cellar
Crush owners Robert de Lucia, Scott Anaya & Chad Culley created Crush in order to share their love of wine, food and conversation with Anchorage. Their vision was to give Anchorage a place where people can experiment with a variety of wines, drop by for a casual meal or sit down to a $1000 vintage bottle. In 2010 they expanded the vision by introducing their retail wine shop, Cellar, the bottle shop at Crush. The store occupies the loft directly above Crush and features over 400 wines as well as beer, spirits, cheese & wine related gifts. The shop is also home to Cellar Wine Club. Sharing wine is about the conversation; the richness of each glass reminds us of travel, meals and family. Wine should not have any mystique. It should be accessible to everyone so that we all can enjoy it. Rob, Scott & Chad invite you to come down to Crush and spark a conversation with them about the wines that fuel their passion and keep the sparkle in their eyes.
Dive Alaska Inc. was founded in 2002 by Scott Anderson. As a retired firefighter, rescue diver, and explorer, Scott recognized the lack of a licensed and insured dive boats in Alaska. After a few years serving as south central Alaska’s only charter boat for divers, it didn’t take long before it became apparent that the boat would need to be supported by a full-service dive shop capable of renting equipment, filling tanks, providing instruction, and retail sales. The shop opened in 2004 and has since grown to be the States largest full-service dive shop. Today, Dive Alaska provides equipment and support for recreational diving, technical mixed-gas diving, and world-wide dive travel to some of the most exotic locations. Dive Alaska’s mission is to safely explore and protect the underwater world, and to improve the quality of education and research of all things aquatic.
Edible Alaska is a free quarterly print magazine and on-line resource that advocates for the importance of growing a strong local food economy and explores Alaska’s rich culinary and cultural landscape. We use the power of story to celebrate our state’s unique food traditions, new culinary trends, and the people who shape the local food scene. We aim to be a collaborative and inclusive community voice working to build a strong, diverse, and sustainable Alaska-based food economy.
General Communication Inc. (GCI) is the largest Alaska-based and -operated
telecommunications provider, offering wireless, voice, data and video services statewide. Since 1979, GCI has invested over $3 billion to bring the latest telecommunication technologies to Alaska, reflecting GCI’s ongoing commitment to the innovation Alaska needs to support industry, education, health care, job growth and livability for today and the future.
Kettu makes bags and accessories out of reclaimed materials. Bike and tractor tubes, fire hoses, fishing nets and others are locally collected and transformed into finished products. We feel that upcycling is great for environment. It allows us to play an active role in an effort to preserve a healthy quality of life. All of our products are made by hand. Each piece is unique because each one comes with a story of its past life. We are happy to give these materials a new and useful life.
Kettu donates 2.5% of each purchase to Alaska Marine Conservation Council.
Mako’s Water Taxi
Mako Haggerty came to Alaska to pursue a career in commercial fishing. He settled in Homer on Kachemak Bay and after 14 years of participating in many fisheries around Alaska he wanted to share the water experience, and specifically, Kachemak Bay, with visitors and residents. To that goal, Mako started Mako’s Water Taxi in 1996. At first it was a summer occupation geared mostly toward the recreation enthusiast, providing transportation to Kachemak Bay State Park trailheads. Soon the demand for transportation across Kachemak Bay extended throughout the year. Mako’s Water Taxi is now a year-round enterprise providing transportation for adventurers, residents and freight to the Park, Seldovia, the Herring Islands, private cabins and properties, and the occasional trip out to the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham. Mako’s Water Taxi has 4 boats operating in his fleet and is always interested in adding another. They also rent kayaks. Mako’s Water Taxi is located at the Homer Harbor.
“As a commercial fisherman I became interested in sustainable fishing practices. AMCC is a great advocate for the goals of strong coastal economies and a robust ocean environment.” – Mako Haggerty
Marine Vinyl Fabric
St. Paul, MN
Marine Vinyl Fabric sells quality marine-grade vinyl fabric at amazing discounted prices. Our material is great for boat seats, car seats and other upholstery projects. Our business started in a small garage in St. Paul, Minnesota and quickly grew to our new 40,000 square foot facility in Chicago, Illinois. Our marine vinyl fabric has been rigorously tested in the harshest environments, and is designed to endure extreme weather from snow and wind to beating sun. Every day we look for ways to streamline our process and reduce our overhead to provide our customers with the most affordable product without sacrificing our high quality.
We feel that it is our duty to give back to the marine environment that we all enjoy. A portion of every sale goes to a marine-related charity. We focus our donations on charities that help the ocean, marine wildlife and the community as a whole.
“We strategically chose to donate to AMCC in Alaska as we are committed to giving back not only to our local communities, but to the whole world. From Alaska to Australia it is our job to give back to the marine world we love to explore.” – David Goldman
F/V Marona, Commercial Fishing Vessel
“Fishing symbolizes an independent, self employed method to make a living close to the ocean. Jig fishing in particular reflects an entry level and open access means to independently harvest premium seafood in a sustainable, low ecosystem impact fashion without reliance on heavy, expensive gear or a plethora of crew.” – Darius Kasprzak, Owner/Operator of the F/V Marona
Read the AMCC interview with Darius, here.
F/V Mij, Commercial Fishing Vessel
The F/V Mij is a 26-foot commercial hand-troller owned and operated by Elsa Sebastian, who is also a current AMCC Board Member (link to Board Member page). Sebastian fishes for coho and king salmon in southeast Alaska. Sebastian is focused on producing a high quality product; although the Mij is a small-scale operation, Sebastian is proud to contribute to the flow of high quality troll-caught Alaskan salmon.
“As a young fisherman, I know that investing in the health of marine ecosystems is an investment in the future of our fishery.” – Elsa Sebastian
Nerka Sea-Frozen Salmon
Bellingham, WA/Sitka, AK
Nerka Sea Frozen Salmon has been a trusted source of premium quality, frozen-at-sea king and coho salmon since 1998. As a second-generation fishing family, Joel Brady-Power and Tele Aadsen are artists self-marketing artisan salmon. Hooking each salmon one by one, trolling is a beautifully inefficient fishery. That’s what we love about it. We alone handle our salmon, and we handle them with reverence: headed, gutted, catheter-bled, flash-frozen at -40 before passing into rigor mortis, shared with chefs and food co-ops across the country. Ours is a sea-to-plate story, and we tell it with love.
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 111 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.
Ocean-inspired wearable art created by two young fisherwomen of the Bering Sea, hoping to share their love of Alaska and to spread awareness for the future of sustainable fisheries. Salmon Sisters original designs are printed on environmentally friendly garments, inspired by nautical tradition, and made for a community of fishermen and women who brave the seas for glory and gain.
“We give back to organizations like AMCC who we trust to make small differences every day. We have chosen to support AMCC because they work to help fishermen keep fishing. With the ability to continue in these traditions we retain our livelihood, our lifestyle, our story.” – Emma & Claire Laukitis, Salmon Sisters co-founders and owners
Schoolhouse Fish Co.
Schoolhouse Fish Co. is brought to you by Eric Grundberg, Malena Marvin, Keeja the dog, and the F/V Happy Time. We troll for salmon, longline for halibut, and work with friends to bring herring roe-on-kelp and sea cucumber to specialty food markets. The Schoolhouse Fish Co. pairs Eric’s decade-plus experience harvesting quality seafood with Malena’s desire to create sustainable solutions for Southeast Alaska. By direct marketing our fish, we get a higher price per pound and our customers in Alaska and the Lower 48 get amazing salmon they can trace right back to its source. Schoolhouse Fish Co. is part of a wave of Alaskan entrepreneurs crafting businesses based on values. By keeping more of our fish revenues in our community, prioritizing craftsmanship over volume, and supporting local nonprofits, we’re doing our best to pay it forward to future generations of fish and fishing families. A percentage of all profits are donated to grassroots groups working to protect Alaska’s clean water and fish.
“In order to preserve and enhance this way of life into the future, fishing businesses need to be informed, vocal, thoughtful and support organizations like AMCC.” – Eric Grundberg
Small Scales Seafood
Small Scales Seafood is exactly what it sounds like, a small scale family seafood business that connects conscious, discerning seafood customers to scrumptious seafood. Founded by Kyle Lints, a third generation Alaskan, and his wife, Emily, Small Scales Seafood began direct marketing their catch in 2009. They offer wild, sustainable, Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Pacific Halibut, Alaskan Rockfish and Pacific Cod, all bled, filleted, deboned, vacuum packed and flash frozen.
Kyle and Emily run two small fishing boats; the 32′ F/V Northland in Bristol Bay, Alaska and the 24′ F/V Skiffy, an open skiff out of Homer, Alaska. Most of their seafood is sold online in Pre-Season Seafood Shares making them similar to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) or a Community Supported Fishery (CSF). Fishing is a roller coaster for all fishing families and each purchase helps buffer their family business for years when seafood prices drop at the dock and fish returns are low. Small Scales Seafood donates 1% to organizations that promote the health and sustainability of the fisheries that their family and so many other families depend upon.
Seven Glaciers is Alyeska Resort’s AAA Four Diamond award winning mountain-top luxury restaurant. Offering signature Alaskan entrees in an elegant atmosphere, the Seven Glaciers experience is extraordinary from start to finish. From this mountain-top perch, Seven Glaciers is surrounded by nature from every direction. Our chefs carefully craft the Seven Glaciers’ menus with an emphasis on locally available produce, seafood and game. Seven Glaciers boasts an award winning wine list and full bar to perfectly complement your meal. Visit Seven Glaciers for a truly unique Alaskan dining experience!
“We have chosen to support AMCC because we feel that they are spearheading the most important part of this effort which is bridging the gap between the people who catch and process our seafood and the people who prepare and consume it. They are facilitating conversations between fisherman and chef, chef and purveyor, and the consumer i.e. Alaskans. It is an important role and one we look forward to seeing take shape in the near future.” – Chef Aaron Gilman, Seven Glaciers Restaurant
Read the AMCC interview with Chef Aaron Gilman, here.
Sitka Salmon Shares
Based in Sitka, Sitka Salmon Shares is a fully-integrated boat-to-doorstep seafood company, with a fish processor in Sitka, Alaska; 13 community-based fishermen-owners in Sitka and Juneau; three good fish hubs in Middleton, Wisconsin, Galesburg, Illinois, and Chicago, Illinois; and 2,500 members of its Community Supported Fishery in the Midwest. Since 2011, the company has specialized in bringing Midwesterners the absolute best in wild seafood direct from small-scale from its fishing families. Returning 1% of revenue to fisheries conservation and focusing on consumer education, Sitka Salmon Shares works closely with its fishermen-owners to extend to eaters across the country the cycle of sustainable seafood consumption and healthy harvest that has nourished residents of southeast Alaska for centuries.