Sometimes you have to eat a species in order to save it. To raise awareness about threatened Pacific wild salmon, Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City will be adding wild salmon barbecue to the menu this Saturday. The feast is being held in cooperation with Save Our Wild Salmon, a group that’s traveling the country to educate people about the Northwest salmon crisis.
According to Save Our Wild Salmon’s website, last year just four Snake River sockeye salmon survived their journey from the Pacific Ocean to their ancestral spawning grounds in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains; they blame the problem on four “costly and outdated” lower dams on the river. And to make salmon preservation fun for the whole family, the roadshow features "Fin," a 25’ fiberglass salmon; it's got a giant mouth for kids to climb inside, letting them play in their food before eating the real thing.