Alaska Wild Salmon Day
— ADF&G Press Release

Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526

Press Release: August 10, 2016

Scott Kelley, Director, Division of Commercial Fisheries, (907) 465-6417
Tom Brookover, Director, Division of Sport Fish, (907) 267-2150

Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Governor Bill Walker signed House Bill 128 into law on May 8, 2016 establishing August 10th of each year as Alaska Wild Salmon Day. We at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game take time to honor this first annual day to celebrate this sustainable resource that is woven into the lifeblood of all Alaskans. Alaska’s constitution mandates sustainably managed fisheries and we are proud to be tasked with this challenging job. Our highest priority is to manage Alaska’s prized wild salmon populations for long-term sustainability so that future generations will continue to have the opportunity to harvest and enjoy this abundant renewable resource.

Whether it is sport, personal use, subsistence, or commercial fishing, Alaskans have a deep connection to the wild salmon that are a critical part of the Alaskan economy, culture, ecosystem, and identity. Today, we invite all Alaskans to join us in a shared appreciation of this treasured resource and to celebrate our common affection and ardor for our Alaska wild salmon.

To learn more about Alaska’s wild salmon please visit our website

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