Serve it to Save It: Bristol Bay Salmon


We’re excited to announce that we are again teaming up with Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association to host Bristol Bay Salmon Dinners in June and July!

We invite you to be a part of this national series that will generate a national chef and media conversation about the need to protect wild sockeye salmon.

Click above to sign up by May 27, or simply email me to say “I’m in!”

Bristol Bay -7994We hope you’ll join chefs across the country to raise awareness about the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon: a resource worthy of celebrating, eating, and protecting.

This year, the stakes are higher than ever for the salmon; the EPA just released its second assessment detailing the proposed development of the salmon’s pristine watershed, and mining interests remain a large threat.

About the Dinners: The Bristol Bay salmon dinners are events hosted during the peak of salmon season featuring Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. From featured menu items, to “dinner and a movie” screenings of the documentary Red Gold, chefs unleash their creativity to engage their customers about this critical issue.

Three Reasons to Host a Dinner or Event: 
  • Be a part of a national movement to protect wild sockeye salmon
  • Help your consumers enjoy the delicious flavor of wild salmon
  • Earn media and make a difference

It’s our hope that it will be easy for you and your business to help raise awareness about the salmon, and that we’ll be able to provide you with media attention.

When you sign up, we’ll follow up with a Toolkit, materials for your restaurant, and event ideas. Sea to Table will also contact you to see if you want help to source salmon; if you have your own supplier that is fine too.

More about Bristol Bay, Alaska: this unique region is home to one of our nation’s most incredibly valuable wild salmon fisheries. Every year, approximately 35 million adult wild salmon return over the course of just a few weeks between the end of June through mid-July. Read more about Bristol Bay here.

The salmon are under threat from foreign mining corporations that want to turn the pristine Bristol Bay watershed into the Pebble Mine, a vast industrial mining operation. If built, this would be North America’s largest open-pit mine, and they risk destroying a $1.5 billion commercial and sport salmon fishery that is highly valued by chefs across the country.
We hope you’ll join more than 50 restaurants and businesses hosting Bristol Bay salmon dinner events this summer.
Please be in touch with any questions, we hope to have you!

Posted by: Alisha Fowler

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