Posted on: December 4, 2013

Sales of Gift of Life Appetizer at Fleetwood's on Front St. to Benefit Pacific Whale Foundation

During the month of December, all purchases of the "Gift of Life” appetizer at Fleetwood's on Front Street will help to support Pacific Whale Foundation's whale research, public education and conservation programs to protect whales and the oceans, states Eric Waddell, General Manager of the award-winning Lahaina restaurant. 
Fleetwood's on Front Street is owned by rock and roll icon Mick Fleetwood of the band Fleetwood Mac. Mick Fleetwood is a Maui resident. The presence of the humpback whales in winter helped to inspire Fleetwood to make his home here on the Valley Isle. 
Says Fleetwood, “Our restaurant has, from day one, worked diligently with the Maui community to support causes important to us.  The whales, turtles, spinner dolphins and all the sea life here are so much a part of the sensibilities of what Maui is. I’m glad to have a small platform to contribute to the betterment and protection of the ocean environment as well as supporting education and information programs, all provided by Pacific Whale Foundation. 
"Our 'Gift of Life’ Appetizer changes from day to day, taking advantage of fresh fish, or special produce brought in fresh that day. I try to make a unique creation daily that reflects the best of the island on each day", says Fleetwood’s Executive Chef Eric Morrissette. "100% of the price of the $16 appetizer - not just the profit - but the entire purchase price of $16 - will go directly to Pacific Whale Foundation."
"Please be sure to stop by, enjoy a delicious appetizer and help save the whales," comments Waddell. 
Pacific Whale Foundation is immensely grateful to Mick Fleetwood and his team for supporting our work through the 'Gift of Life' program in December," says Greg Kaufman, founder and Executive Director of Pacific Whale Foundation. "This donation will help to support humpback whale research off Maui, our Be Whale Aware education program to prevent vessel-whale collisions, the marine education programs and school whalewatch field trips that we offer to Maui schoolchildren, and our marine debris prevention programs, including our monofilament line collection and recycling program."
Celebrating 33 years, Pacific Whale Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. Information about Pacific Whale Foundation can be found at
Fleetwood's on Front Street is located on Front Street between Dickenson and Lahainaluna Streets. The restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm. For information and reservations, call (808) 669-MICK (6425).  Make reservations at or for more information, visit