Salmon Marketing Program - Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
The Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Salmon Marketing Program (SMP) provides fishers from four member tribes with resources to help them carry on the tradition of making a living from fishing, whether that be from commercial, over-the-bank, or value-added fish sales. The SMP promotes direct sales and marketing of salmon, and assists fisherfolk in connecting with local markets, even coordinating with local buyers to bring them directly to the river for fish sales. The Salmon Marketing Program also assists with market access to farmers markets and wholesale distribution, and conducts food safety trainings to educate fishers on on quality handling, proper icing techniques and sanitary processing procedures, and to increase their success and improve market value of salmon.
Scope of Work: Increases healthy food, Increases access to traditional food, Builds wealth within the tribal community, Develops skills and opportunities for tribal community members, Improves viability of local agriculture, Improves policies that promote healthy food and healthy communities, Provides nutrition education to community members, Improves health outcomes for community members, Generates revenues for local economy, Builds community assets