Ten ways to celebrate Alaska's first Wild Salmon Day

    The first annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day is Wednesday, August 10th, and provides a great opportunity to celebrate the fish that nourish our families, create thousands of jobs, provide endless recreation, and are intimately tied to our identity as Alaskans.

    The first annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day is Wednesday, August 10th, and provides a great opportunity to celebrate the fish that nourish our families, create thousands of jobs, provide endless recreation, and are intimately tied to our identity as Alaskans.

    In honor of our newest state holiday, signed into law May 8th, here is a list of ways to celebrate with your friends and family:

    1. Take a kid fishing and make a memory that will last a lifetime.
    2. Have a salmon dip contest.
    3. Learn about how Alaskan Native people have harvested and revered salmon for thousands of years here.
    4. Grill salmon with friends and post pictures to social media with hashtag #aksalmonday.
    5. Vote with your fork: Order Alaska wild salmon at your favorite restaurant.
    6. Make salmon art with your kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews.
    7. Learn the differences between the five types of Pacific Salmon at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.
    8. Help make sure Alaska’s salmon runs remain healthy. Find an organization doing salmon conservation work and volunteer or donate.
    9. Share a photo of your best salmon catch on social media with hashtag #aksalmonday.
    10. Get your tickets for the 70th annual Golden North Salmon Derby coming up this weekend in Juneau!

     

     

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