Copper River salmon opening today with first 12 hour fishing period
SEAFOODNEWS.COM May 15, 2014
CORDOVA, -- The Copper River Market Assoc. is anticipating the first Copper River opening of the season this morning. At 7am commercial fishermen of the Copper River will let their nets into the water to officially kick off the 2014 Alaska salmon season. Each year, salmon lovers worldwide anticipate the first harvest of Copper River kings and sockeyes and the first tastes of fresh wild Alaska salmon.
"The small boat harbor in Cordova is absolutely bustling with activity," said Kim Ryals, the Executive Director for the Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association. "There's no place more exciting on the Alaska coast than Cordova at the start of salmon season. Our tiny town doubles in size in less than a month and all attention turns to the work of bringing in the fish."
Today's 12-hour fishing period will send the first of Copper River salmon to celebrations in Seattle and points beyond starting tomorrow morning on special Alaska Airlines flights, if the weather cooperates.
Salmon connoisseurs from Anchorage to New York eagerly await
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