Salmon in local markets and restaurants.

Quick Facts:

    • 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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