Kodiak Fishermen’s Wives and Associates

Kodiak Fishermen’s Wives and Associates is tribute to the fishermen who have lost their lives at sea and a reminder that commercial fishing is their country’s most dangerous occupation. Founded by local fishermen’s wives, this community service group works with others close to the Kodiak commercial fishing industry to promote the consumption of Alaska seafood and foster safety within the fleet. In addition, the group maintains the Kodiak Fishermen’s Memorial, and sponsors an annual memorial service and survival suit race during the Kodiak Crab Festival.

This organization was established for the following purposes: To support and assist all diversified fisheries in their area, continue efforts for upgrading the position of the American fisherman and to promote seafood public relations, and continued effort to promote the sales of fishery products. They also support and/or assist in community projects, support safety and survival education for fishermen, and support the Fishermen’s Memorial Park in Kodiak.