In Mixed Catch, NF Senior Editor Linc Bedrosian spotlights a wide range of commercial fishing-related news items from coast to coast.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Alaska wild-caught salmon is definitely in fashion these days — one need only get a load of what Copper River salmon commands for price to understand that. But now the word is the state's prized fish has the opportunity to become fashion.
According to Alaska Dispatch, salmon skin is being fashioned into leather. And it's being used to make all sorts of products — shoes, wallets, handbags, jackets, pants and dresses.
"There is a large demand for it," Sabah Coles, who works in Germany-based manufacturer Nanai's newly opened Los Angeles office, told the Dispatch. "It's used for iPhone covers, motorcycle seats, and has been used for golf gloves, shoes, wall panels, lamps and book binding — anything that you can do with regular leather."
Check out the pics of some of these creations. http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/could-demand-salmon-leather-spawn-new-cottage-industry-alaska (Note to self: Do not let girlfriend see the shoes. Her Shoe Shrine is already obscenely large.) Not only are salmon leather products in demand, they are being touted as being eco-friendly. Salmon leather, the story says, is considered "a sustainable material derived from the natural bio-waste of salmon processing."
Well, here's to you Alaska salmon. You're delicious, nutritious and will soon be gracing the runways of Paris, Milan and New York.
National Fisherman Live for Feb. 27, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.
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