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New Westport non-profit serves the fishing community

March 14, 2014

WEfish, a new non-profit based out of Westport, is hosting a kick-off event set for March 23rd, 4:30pm at the Westport Winery. The event will serve as an open house & sign-up opportunity for those inquiring about the goals of WEfish. The kick-off will host a guest speaker, Michele Longo Eder from Newport, OR. Michele is a commercial fisherman’s wife, and an attorney, who represents fishing families and their interests.

WEfish started in the fall of 2013, when group of individuals began meeting to discuss their interest in supporting the local commercial fishing community in the Westport area. What began as an effort to form a traditional fishermen’s wives association, quickly transformed into an effort to support fishing families & community.

WEfish says that they are an effort to serve the fishing community on a social level with a goal of promoting the economic value of the industry.

While started as a wives association, WEfish is a fishery-wide, non-political group and both men & women are welcome.

WEfish is registered with the state as a non-profit, is working on their 501c tax-exempt status, and is lead by a board of directors and standard by-laws.

For any further information, please contact Molly Bold 360.581.5658, Laura Roehrich 360.589.1440, or email wefish.washington@gmail.com


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