Mark Your Calendars: Inaugural Alaska Wild Salmon Day Is Aug. 10

Alaska’s “bounty of natural, sustainable and wild salmon” finally gets its own day
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Get in on the celebration by sharing photos of wild Alaska salmon with the hashtag #AskforAlaska.

Alaska’s wild salmon is being recognized in a really big way: by getting its own day.

Before you scoff at what may be perceived as just another nonsensical food day, know that Aug. 10 has been officially proclaimed as Alaska Wild Salmon Day by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker.

“Nearly all Alaskans are impacted by salmon in some way – whether through subsistence, recreational, or commercial fishing, or just sheer appreciation for Alaska’s abundant wildlife,”  Walker said. “[Alaska Wild Salmon Day] is intended to celebrate these uniquely Alaskan ways of life, and share our appreciation for wild Alaskan salmon with the rest of the world.”

Those who created the bill, which was signed into law in May, “encourage Alaskans of all ages to observe the day through educational and celebratory events, projects, and activities.” A special Snapchat geofilter will be available for those in central parts of Seattle, and Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska, according to a release.

Salmon fans worldwide can also get in on the celebration by tagging their wild Alaska salmon photos with the hashtag #AskforAlaska.

Alaska salmon is “natural, sustainable and of the highest quality,” and the state is the number one source of wild salmon in the world.

Hungry for inspiration? Check out these recipes for wild Alaska salmon.

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