Sonoma, CA (June 5, 2017) — The Golden Gate Salmon Association(GGSA) will host its 4th Annual Sonoma Dinner with special guest former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer on Friday, July 21. Senator Barbara Boxer will honored with GGSA’s “Salmon Champion Award” for her career of advocacy for salmon fisherman, the iconic California chinook salmon, and protection of California’s environment needed by salmon.
The special event will be held at Ramekins Event Center, 450 W. Spain St. in Sonoma. Doors open at 6:00pm.
It will be a great night featuring fresh caught salmon prepared five different ways by Sonoma Top Chef’s including Ari Weiswasser – Glen Ellen Star, Carlo Cavallo – B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, Adolfo Veronese – Aventine Glen Ellen, Yoshiharo Sogi – The Zina Lounge, and Kyle Kuklewski – Ramekins.
The night will also feature wines, cocktails, silent and open auctions, and the chance to compare fish stories and raise funds for GGSA work to keep abundant salmon stocks in California. Attendees will get a brief update from GGSA on the current state of salmon affairs.
Tickets are limited and are available by calling 855-251-GGSA (4472) or by visiting www.goldengatesalmonassociation.com. Tickets are $150 per person or tables of 10, and will NOT be sold at the door.
The Golden Gate Salmon Association (www.goldengatesalmonassociation.org) is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fisherman, businesses, restaurants, tribes, environmentalists, elected officials, families and communities that rely on salmon. GGSA’s mission is to protect and restore California’s largest salmon producing habitat comprised of the Central Valley river’s that feed the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the communities that rely on salmon as a long-term, sustainable, commercial, recreational and cultural resource.
Currently, California’s salmon industry is valued at $1.4 billion in economic activity annually and about half that much in economic activity and jobs again in Oregon. The industry employs tens of thousands of people from Santa Barbara to northern Oregon. This is a huge economic bloc made up of commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen (fresh and salt water), fish processors, marinas, coastal communities, equipment manufacturers, the hotel and food industry, tribes, and the salmon fishing industry at large.