The AMCC team also traveled to Bristol Bay at the end of July for the community celebration known as Fishitval where we had a table at the bazaar and hosted a fish-themed pub quiz. Thanks to all who came out and supported our work!
Two of our resident staff fishermen recently finished up salmon fishing seasons in Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound. We are so glad to have them back!
In other news, AMCC staff are just wringing out from a rainy but fun Salmonfest 2016 with fish and music lovers in Ninilchik this past weekend. Check out our Facebook photo album and tag yourself if you took a picture in our photo booth. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat, take our healthy fisheries pledge, or sign our community buoy!
There’s still more salmon love to be squeezed out of summer! Just earlier this year Governor Bill Walker made it official: Every August 10th will officially be known as Alaska Wild Salmon Day. Events will be held all around the state for the inaugural celebration and the special connection that Alaskans have with our beloved silvery sirens of the sea.
Ways to Celebrate Wild Salmon Day – Wednesday, August 10th!
#1 Anchorage AK Wild Salmon Day Celebration – Cuddy Park from 5:30-8:00 pm
The AMCC team is joining forces with The Alaska Center and partners for the AK Wild Salmon Day Celebration at Cuddy Park in Anchorage from 5:30-8:00pm. There will be a free salmon barbecue, rides on the bucking salmon, music, fly-tying and more! Check out the details and RSVP here.
#2 Purchase Alaska Seafood, Salmon Chowder and Salmon Grilling Spices from our Partners!
We’re proud to partner with great local businesses who support AMCC’s work in honor of the inaugural Wild Salmon Day. Check out their special promotions to eat well and contribute to healthy fisheries at the same time!
Copper River Seafoods: Starting at midnight tonight through 11:59 pm on August 10th, Copper River Seafoods is offering a 15% discount to customers on Wild Salmon Day, 5% which will go to AMCC in support of our programs. Customers should use promo code WildSalmonDay2016 to receive the 15% off at checkout. Order at www.copperriverseafoods.com
Heather’s Choice:Stock up on Heather’s Choice’s Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder. Heather’s Choice will be donating all proceeds from their Salmon Chowder sales to Alaska Marine Conservation Council on August 10th in recognition of Wild Salmon Day ~ a day to honor Alaska salmon as the gold standard for seafood. Support AMCC and the conservation of wild fish by making sure you have a few bags of Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder tucked away in your backpack for your next adventure! Order at http://www.heatherschoice.com/
Summit Spice & Tea: Visit Summit Spice & Tea at 3030 Denali Street in Anchorage between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm and buy some of their new Lemon Herb and Spicy Cajun Salmon Dip Mixes, or pick up some Slamm’ Salmon Rub for your next BBQ today! Summit Tea & Spice will donate a portion of their sales to AMCC in support of our programs. You can also place your order online at http://www.summitspiceandtea.com/index.html
#3 Other Wild Salmon Day Events Across the State
Wild Salmon Day events are also being held by Bristol Bay Native Corporation in Anchorage, the Northern Center in Fairbanks, Cook Inletkeeper in Soldotna at the Wednesday Market, United Tribes of Bristol Bay in Dillingham, in Palmer and more! Check out the full lineup of events and other ideas for celebrating at www.aksalmonday.com