Written by Jen Finn
SEATTLE — The first Copper River salmon from Alaska arrive in Seattle Friday where the flavorful fish is celebrated with an airport cook-off.
An Alaska Air Cargo plane from Cordova is delivering about 18,000 pounds of salmon that were caught Thursday when the commercial gillnet season opened in Prince William Sound.
Three Seattle chefs compete for best salmon recipe in the third annual Copper Chef Cook-off. The judges are Seattle Seahawks placekicker Steven Hauschka, Seattle Mariners hall of fame player Jay Buhner and Alaska Airlines Chief Operating Officer Ben Minicucci.
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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.
The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.Read more...
Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.
Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.Read more...