Made by an Alaskan artist, these earrings, key chains, and bottle openers are made from the skin of locally caught salmon, which is cleaned then dipped in resin, and sun- dried.
Fish play an important role in the Alaska eco-system, feeding not only seals, and bears, birds, and humans, but also feeding the soil and trees. Fish and fish pieces dropped by eagles, and birds, and left by bears, help provide important nutrients for the trees, and for the fertilization of the intricate web of fungi and micro-organisms in the soil.
The incredible fertility of southern Alaska is due to eons of salmon parts decaying on land.
Your purchase also helps support Ocean Conservancy: working to bring people, science and policy together with a mission to counter the many threats to ocean health and sustainability. From protecting vital, vulnerable ecosystems through legislation, to enforcing accountability among leaders, Ocean Conservancy seeks solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.