Alaskan Crabbers… Meet Florida Fishermen
My favorite television show is the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” I sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation of the big waves coming over the bow of the ship and to see how full the crab pots will be. My love for watching the crab boats hauling in the king and opilio crabs now has an even more special place in my heart. Three of the most popular captains are helping to promote our Florida seafood!
Captain Sig Hansen of the fishing vessel Northwestern and Captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand of the fishing vessel Time Bandit are showing their support by starring in three public service announcements for Florida’s working waterfronts and some of Florida’s coastal communities. The PSAs are set to run in December with print media and other advertising to follow.
The goal of the promotion is to highlight working waterfronts and Florida’s commercial fishermen. Florida’s history is deep in an unmistakable connection to the coastal waterways that surround it. A working waterfront can be best described as a community that evolved and adapted to their main resource – the sea. Many of Florida’s own hardworking, dedicated fishermen will be featured on our web page where they will show their fishing boats and even tell some tall fish tales!
Florida’s fishing traditions are among America’s most colorful and unique. All along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts Florida fishermen bring in their catch of safe and wholesome seafood. When you buy seafood, be sure to ask if it is Fresh from Florida. You will be helping local fishermen and local economies.