The fourth annual AHS Aquatic Biology-Lions Club Salmon Barbecue fund-raiser will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Astoria High School cafeteria.

The event benefits the Experimental Aquaculture Research projects of the Aquatic Biology II students. The meal features fresh-frozen bright Columbia River coho salmon (of the adipose-clipped variety), donated by local gillnetters and barbecued by the Astoria Lions Club. The dinner also includes baked potato, coleslaw and ice cream.

Proceeds from this dinner will be used to buy equipment supporting this year's research projects, which will involve multiple kinds of organisms from crawfish to freshwater mussels to live feeds to salmon.

Cost of the dinner is $9. Tickets can be reserved by phone at 325-3911, ext. 216, or by e-mail:

(lcain@astoria.k12.or.us)

Specify the number of tickets needed and they will be held at the door. "There is only enough salmon for 200, and tickets are going fast," said Lee Cain, aquatic biology and integrated science instructor.

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