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Celebrating the Tastes and Traditions of the Salish Sea

October 15-16, 2016,  Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, WA

Savor the delicious & unique flavors of local shellfish.   Learn about island history and the challenges of shellfish & seafood production in SJC.   Boat & Bus Tour to local salmon and shellfish facilities – Lopez Island Shellfish Farm & Hatchery, Buck Bay Shellfish, Long Live the Kings Glenwood Springs Hatchery.  Sushi demonstration, seaweed talk and walk, and more.



9:00 am


9:30– 10:30 am

An overview of the history, tribal  traditions and  current status of salmon management and harvests in the Salish Sea.   Lorraine Loomis, Swinomish Tribe Fisheries Manager, Chair, NW Indian Fisheries Commission; Jack Giard, Member of Fraser River Panel, Pacific Salmon Commission and    

10:30- 11:30 am

A Tale of Two Shellfish Producers: Lopez Island Shellfish Farm & Hatchery and Buck Bay Shellfish, Orcas Island talk about challenges and opportunities of seafood production in SJC.  Nick Jones, owner, producer, Lopez Island Shellfish Farm & Hatchery;  Mark Sawyer & Toni Knudson, owners, managers, Buck Bay Shellfish Seaweed Walk and Identification along the Marine Shoreline, with Ryan Drum

11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Sushi making demonstration using local and sustainably harvested ingredients.  Frank Sicilia, Rolling Sushi  The Many Beneficial Uses of Local Seaweed, with Ryan Drum

12:30- 1:30 pm

Salish Sea Lunch by Rosario, with Stories from Samish Tribal Elder, Rosie Cayou James

1:30- 3:00 pm

Tour of Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery, a project of Long Live the Kings  (register separately if taking Van) The History of Orcas Native, Henry Cayou: Tribal Fisherman and Statesman,  Nick Jones

3:00- 5:00 pm

 Boat tour to Lopez Island Shellfish Farm & Hatchery  (register separately for boat tour)

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Taste of Salish Sea.  Succulent tastes of foods from the Salish Sea prepared by nationally and locally acclaimed chefs.   Featuring bites from Willows Inn of Lummi, Hogstone Wood Oven, Rosario Resort, New Leaf Café, San Juan Paellas, Rolling Sushi, The Kitchen.The Taste of the Salish Sea is open for those attending the day events as well as others.  Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.  


More details coming soon!