In 2016, when the Salmon season was closed for the entire
year, we were involved with relief funds to help the fishermen by
providing a money card for groceries. We decided after that, to
set up a fund for future crisis events that our local fishermen
families may experience. Coincidentally, we had also just finished
fundraising for the “Those Who Wait “ sculpture and thought that
this would be a good use of our fundraiser funds going forward.
It is set up to offer assistance to fishing families when they
have a catastrophic event related to fishing that prevents them
from fishing for a prolong period and or causes significant
financial adversity. The fund was primarily set up to assist our
local commercial fishermen that fish out of Port San Luis or Morro
Bay harbors. That includes Captain and Crew.
It can also be used to assist a spouse after a death at sea.