Salmon in local markets and restaurants.
• Copper River salmon known for high oil content, rich flavor
• Arrival is celebrated every year
• Prices expected to be driven down by large supply
• Initial price expected to be about $25 per pound for King
Alaska Airlines pilots will carry the ceremonial first fish from the plane at Sea-Tac Airport Friday morning followed by the annual cook-off.
KIRO 7's Jeff Dubois got his hands on one of the salmon, celebrated for its rich flavor due to higher oil content, overnight.
QFC staff emailed KIRO 7 Thursday and said they were getting a shipment of Copper River Salmon at midnight that was flown in on a Lear jet late Thursday night.
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