September Is Salmon Month at Aquarium of the Bay


Photo provided by Aquarium of the Bay.

It’s time for an SOS: Save Our Salmon. And to that end, SalmonAID is hosting ~SALMON MONTH~ at the Aquarium of the Bay, with a variety of special events aimed at celebrating the West Coast’s iconic wild salmon. SalmonAID, a West Coast-wide coalition of conservation organizations, fishing groups, sustainable seafood advocates, Slow Food chefs, and first nations tribes, is banding together to raise awareness of the plight of our salmon populations, the rivers and streams they spawn in, and the many communities that rely on salmon for their livelihoods and survival.

Salmon Month will include a wide range of daily and special events, taking place at and around Aquarium of the Bay. September 10th is Meet the Fishermen at Aquarium of the Bay, when local fisherman will tell stories about fishing and their vessels; author and fisherman Bill Carter will screen a short film about commercial fishing in Alaska, discuss his experiences fishing for sockeye salmon in Alaska, and read from his book, Red Summer. Free with Aquarium admission.

September 11th-12th are Film Days; September 15th is Salmon Cinema & Storytelling Circle; September 18th-19th are Kids Days at Aquarium of the Bay; and September 26th is the SalmonAid Festival on PIER 39 with a free outdoor music festival. You can read more and buy tickets to these various events here.

Event Info

Wednesday Sep 1, 2010 – Thursday Sep 30, 2010
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero and Beach Street