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Lummi Island Wild in running for FedEx award

Here’s a news release from Lummi Island Wild, which is in the running for a FedEx Small Business Grant award:

Warming Pacific waters are not the only thing local fishermen are keeping an eye on this season. Lummi Island Wild, a co-op of reefnet gears on Legoe Bay, is asking the community to help them win the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.

The contest recently kicked off with nearly 2,000 businesses across the country competing for the grand prize of $25,000. The number of votes for contest entrants is one factor considered by FedEx. Other factors include the business story and vision and how they would use the grant to enhance their business.

Lummi Island Wild Co-op Reefnet Operations Manager Ian Kirouac says “If we win, we plan to help people access sustainable seafood by shipping FedEx directly to consumers across the country.”

Lummi Island Wild operates with the mission to bring great tasting, wild salmon to market through solar powered boats, virtually zero bycatch and without disturbing the ocean with noise or air—making them one of the 10 greenest fisheries on earth.

Voting ends March 17, 2015. To cast your vote for the model of sustainable salmon fishing go here: http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/2f734092-93dd-4e8a-94f5-93fb2f880f04.

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