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National Salmon Day

Celebrate National Salmon Day with delicious recipes, discounts, and sustainable seafood options - it's time to treat your taste buds!
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October 8
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Get ready to celebrate National Salmon Day on October 8th! This day is a chance to honor one of the most important fish in North American history. Wild salmon have played an integral role in many First Nations cultures for centuries and their health has become increasingly important as global warming impacts our environment. Let's remember this incredible creature by celebrating its unique taste, texture and nutritional value.

History of National Salmon Day

National Salmon Day Dates

National Salmon Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Salmon Fisheries Emerged</div><div class='timeline-text'>Salmon fisheries became a significant industry in North America during the 19th century, marking the start of commercial salmon fishing.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Salmon Cannery</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first salmon cannery was launched in North America, boosting the accessibility and popularity of salmon as a food staple.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Endangered Species Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>Several species of salmon were listed as endangered, prompting conservation efforts and changes in fishing regulations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Aquaculture Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>Salmon farming dramatically increased worldwide to meet global demand, raising both economic and environmental concerns.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Sustainable Fishing</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sustainable fishing practices gained recognition, and certifications were adopted by many salmon companies to convince consumers of their responsibility towards the environment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inauguration of National Salmon Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Chicken of the Sea declared October 8th as National Salmon Day to celebrate this nutritious sea creature and promote sustainable fishing practices.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Salmon Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook your own salmon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are so many ways to cook salmon - grilling, baking, poaching, etc.  Have a look around for some recipes and try something new!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for fish and chips</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What's better than the classic fish and chips?  Find a local restaurant or pub that offers it and enjoy a plate of hot, deliciousness.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a salmon hatchery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a tour of a local salmon hatchery and learn more about this amazing species.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Invite friends over for dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family together to celebrate National Salmon Day with a home cooked meal.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a fishing trip</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to your favorite spot for some fishing and catch some fresh salmon. If you're lucky, you'll even get to take some home.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Salmon Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Salmon is a Superfood</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Salmon is one of the most nutritionally dense foods out there, packed with protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Eating a 3oz serving of salmon can provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc. Plus, it's low in calories and saturated fat, making it the perfect choice for a healthy meal!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Salmon is easy to cook</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best things about salmon is that it takes only minutes to prepare. You can bake it in the oven, grill it on the BBQ, or broil it. Or try cooking it in the microwave or on the stovetop for an even easier meal. No matter how you choose to cook your salmon, it's sure to be delicious!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Salmon is sustainable seafood</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When purchasing salmon from sustainable fisheries certified by programs like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program or Marine Stewardship Council label, you can rest assured that your choice of seafood is contributing towards healthy fish stocks and helping preserve ocean ecosystems.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for National Salmon Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Salmon Make a Long Journey to Spawn</h3><p class='facts-content'>Salmons are famously known for undertaking a strenuous journey upstream to spawn. They navigate through rivers, streams, and against strong currents demonstrating their strength and resilience. This is a unique behavior known as anadromy, where fish migrate from the sea to freshwater to breed.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Salmon Feed Different Wildlife Species</h3><p class='facts-content'>They play a vital role in the food chain and their availability ensures the survival of various species of wildlife such as bears, eagles and orcas, contributing to overall ecosystem health.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Salmon Contribute Nutrients to Freshwater Systems</h3><p class='facts-content'>The bodies of salmon carry marine nutrients, which are introduced into freshwater systems when they return to spawn. When they die post-spawning, their decaying bodies serve as a rich source of nutrients contributing significantly to these ecosystems.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Salmon have an acute sense of smell</h3><p class='facts-content'>Salmon are known for their strong sense of smell which is even more acute than a dog’s. Salmon use this sense to find spawning streams by detecting the scent of the water in which they were born.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Salmon are an Indicator Species</h3><p class='facts-content'>The health and abundance of salmon in rivers and oceans often indicate the vitality of that environment. Being highly sensitive to water conditions, a decline in salmon population often signals an environmental issue in the water body.</p></div></div>

National Salmon Day FAQs

When is National Salmon Day?

National Salmon Day is celebrated on October 8 every year. In 2024 National Salmon Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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