First Shipment Of Copper River Salmon Arrives In Seattle

The tradition of the first Copper River salmon arriving from Alaska at Seattle International Airport continued on Tuesday. Here’s KOMO News in Seattle with more:

The arrival of fresh Copper River king and sockeye salmon is a rite of spring in Seattle where the fish are prized for their flavor. They typically bring the highest prices at restaurants and fish markets.

A pound of Copper River king salmon cost around $80 at Pike Place Market Tuesday morning. The fish was as high as $120 a pound last year.

Copper River salmon should be hitting area stores and restaurants very soon. In years past, the fish has been available to the public in some stores and restaurants on the same day.

Here are some more social media reactions to the big day: