This September Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced a resolution marking September as Alaska Wild Salmon month, recognizing the contribution Alaska wild salmon makes to the U.S. and Alaska economies, supporting 38,000 jobs and $2 billion in annual income. It also “encourages individuals, corporations, and other relevant organizations to help celebrate the sustainable Alaska Wild Salmon industry and the health and social benefits it provides to our nation.”
The senators, along with Alaska Congressman Don Young and the Walker-Mallott Administration, were honored with “Fish First” awards from BBNC during a Celebration of Alaska Wild Salmon, held in Washington, D.C.
Inspired by the success of the second annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day, held in Alaska every August 10th, the event joined BBNC, sportsmen, commercial fishermen, conservationists, and others in a Celebration of Alaska Wild Salmon. Guests were served wild salmon flown in from Alaska and enjoyed remarks from the Alaska delegation.