A Fishy Pair of Events to Save Salmon

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Salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Photo from the SalmonAID website.

On Thursday August 23rd, the SalmonAID Foundation will be throwing its Second Annual Dine Out for Wild Salmon event. This foundation focuses on educating the public and encouraging consumption of sustainable wild salmon, instead of farmed varieties. After four years of severely limiting salmon fishing season, the local fishery population has risen considerably, and it is time to celebrate by, well, eating salmon. Participating restaurants include Nettie’s Crab Shack and Starbelly; the full list can be found here. Salmon purchases during the event will go to support the SalmonAID Foundation. Locations and times vary by restaurant; contact individual restaurants for reservations and details.

Then on Friday September 21st, the Golden Gate Salmon Association will be throwing its Second Annual Membership dinner at the Portuguese Club in Sausalito. The group is committed to protecting and restoring the bay’s salmon populations, by working with commercial and recreational fishermen, businesses, restaurants, tribes, environmentalists, elected officials, families, and communities that rely on salmon. The event should go swimmingly, with cocktails, hors d’oevres, dinner, a silent and live auction, and various speakers. Tickets are $75, and must be purchased in advance. VIP packages for groups are also available.

Event Info

Thursday Aug 23, 2012 – Friday Sep 21, 2012