Alaska Air Cargo Brings the Season's First Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle
Chris Bryant, Executive Chef of WildFin American Grill, holds up the first fish, to be served in his Tacoma restaurant.
(UNITED STATES, 5/20/2019)
About 18,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon arrived on a fish-filled Alaska Airlines plane touching down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Friday. The date officially marks the start of the salmon season that is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Alaska Air Cargo is expected to deliver a total of 50,000 pounds of Copper River salmon to the Lower 48 with more scheduled on later flights.
"This year, we are flying in the first catch of coveted Copper River salmon on the largest flying salmon in the world – the Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon," said Jason Berry, managing director at Alaska Air Cargo. "Supporting the Alaska sea...