Copper River Salmon

Copper River Salmon
10:45 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Fresh Copper River salmon lands in Seattle

Alaska Airlines Capt. Jeff Meyer carries a 40-pound Copper River salmon off the plane as first officer Peter Michels looks on as the first shipment of the valuable fish arrives in Seattle from Cordova, Alaska, Friday, May 17, 2013.
Ted S. Warren Associated Press

The first planeload of Copper River salmon from Cordova, Alaska, landed Friday morning at Sea-Tac Airport and the Alaska Airlines pilots carried a 40-pound king to waiting chefs.

The annual cook-off among local chefs this year includes Master Sgt. Robert Schulman, a 31-year Air Force Reserve chef representing the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Food
10:05 am
Tue May 17, 2011

First Alaska Copper River salmon of the season arrive in Seattle

Alaska Airlines Capt. Bob Porter, right, holds up a 45 lb. Copper River Salmon as First Officer Scott Day looks on at left, Tuesday, as they arrived with the first shipment of Copper River Salmon from Alaska at Sea-Tac Airport.
Ted S. Warren AP

The first planeload of fresh Copper River salmon from Alaska arrived Tuesday morning at Sea-Tac Airport where chefs were waiting eagerly.

The Alaska Airlines pilot carried the first 45-pound fish off the plane and handed it to Frank Ragusa of Ocean Beauty Seafoods who gave it a kiss.

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