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Copper River Salmon Opens This Week!

In 1868, a year after the Alaskan Purchase, Americans began to explore Southern Alaska. It was evident that the lands and seas were flush with future wealth. Within the next 10 years, Americans had began their trade with the natives, but not just simple Otter pelts, but fish, game, mining rights, and prospecting lands.¬†In the late 1800’s the Copper River opens for commercial fishing. As one of the earliest and most celebrated Alaskan Fisheries, the Copper River has been in the celebrations and rituals of the native Eyak for thousands of years, the hearts and economy of the locals for over a century, and the menus and tables of a nation for decades. It is truly one of the most significant Salmon runs of the season.
The Copper River is a fast flowing, 290 mile long, valley carving beast. Dropping an average of 12 feet per mile at 7 miles per hour, this is a Salmon Slalom like no other. The sheer speed and escalation of the Copper River is directly related to the celebration of the fattiness of Copper River Salmon. The needed “fat” of the fish to make this run is comparable to fish that make much longer journeys. Long before their instinctive migrations begin, these fish naturally understand the necessity of feeding for fuel. They veraciously pack on the silky fat to burn along the trek to their spawning grounds upriver. The Copper River Runs will be closely monitored for fishing times and dates, and¬†SeafoodS.com will fiercely source and procure Copper River Salmon for your menus, features, and specialties.

The Copper River

Copper Sockeye – Red or Bluejack Salmon

(Oncorhynchus nerka)
Copper Coho – Silver Salmon
(Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Copper Chinook – King Salmon
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Contact SeafoodS.com to Customize Your Copper River Salmon!

Josh Adams : 704-769-2260
Josh Bogen: 704-769-2261
Mike Casagrande: 704-769-2263
Karen Harmon: 704-769-2262
Patrick Lowder: 704-769-2265
Marlin Mejia: 704-769-2258
Chris Nelson: 704-769-2256
Aaron Philbrick: 704-769-2320

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