On May 8, 2016 Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed the newest state holiday into law. According to the Governor's statement:
“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... HB 128 [establishing 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.”
The first two Wild Salmon Days were a success!
Watch the video to learn more.
This website is managed by a group of Alaskans who want to encourage the celebration of our irreplaceable wild salmon.