The following is courtesy of the Golden State Salmon Association:
San Francisco – The Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA) joins forces with West Marin’s William Tell House Restaurant and Inn on August 7 for an afternoon of gourmet fresh seafood. Proceeds will go to support GGSA’s work restoring salmon.
The event will be held at the William Tell House on Highway One in the West Marin town of Tomales.
This summer’s event builds on the success of the GSSA/Tell House Crab feed fundraiser in February that sold out and generated a buzz that lasted all spring.
Fresh local caught California king salmon will anchor the event to provide a grilled salmon main dish, as well as salmon poke. Ceviche made with the best wild halibut (and maybe some tuna) will help warm up the crowd, along with fresh oysters. Everyone will be sent home with a vacuum sealed small packet of smoked salmon.
The event is supporting GSSA’s work to keep salmon in California’s future, a task made more important by the current drought.
GSSA played a major role this past spring by working with the state to maximize survival of this year’s baby salmon from the effects of drought. This work will pay off big in the next several years and will likely keep the fishery going through some trying times ahead, securing a future for salmon fishermen and women in California.
John McManus, president of GSSA said, “We’re looking forward to coming together for a very special culinary experience with some of nature’s finest foods and to support GSSA’s long-term goal of rebuilding the salmon runs that support coastal and inland communities.”
There will be two seatings; the first at noon, the second at 4pm. Tickets are $100 per seat ($50 for kids under 12) and are available by calling 855-251-GGSA (4472) or by visiting here.
Wine and beer are included in the ticket price (cocktails for purchase). The event will also feature the chance to compare post-covid stories (fishing stories allowed too). Several incredible prizes will be raffled off.
About GSSA: The Golden State Salmon Association (www.goldenstatesalmon.org) is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fishermen and women, businesses, restaurants, a native tribe, environmentalists, elected officials, families and communities that rely on salmon. GSSA’s mission is to restore California salmon for their economic, recreational, commercial, environmental, cultural and health values.
Currently, California’s salmon industry is valued at $1.4 billion in economic activity and 23,000 jobs annually in a normal season and about half that much in economic activity and jobs again in Oregon. Industry workers benefiting from Central Valley salmon stretch from Santa Barbara to northern Oregon. This includes commercial fishermen and women, recreational fishermen and women (fresh and salt water), fish processors, marinas, coastal communities, equipment manufacturers, the hotel and food industry, tribes, and others.