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2013-07-03 08:21:32

Sustainability and Quality Drive the Fishery CORDOVA, Alaska, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Copper River sockeye season is in full swing. Revered for its deep red color and rich fat-striated bellies, Copper River sockeye is sold fresh throughout the summer months and makes a fabulous entrée perfect for the grill or barbecue. The season officially launched in May, but was quickly stalled for about ten days when fishery biologists needed to err on the side of caution....

2013-05-17 08:20:39

Joint Base Lewis-McChord reservist to battle Seattle chefs in annual 'Copper Chef Cook-off' SEATTLE, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon today to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The arrival of the coveted Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Alaska Airlines plane arrived early this morning with...

2012-12-04 12:27:33

CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) recently released the results of a comprehensive study on the impact of its programs on the economy, Alaska's seafood industry, sport, subsistence and personal use fisheries. Significant benefits to the state and regional economy were outlined, along with ways in which the programs could be expanded to produce greater economic benefit. The study covered direct and indirect job creation and...

2012-05-18 06:20:07

SEATTLE, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon today to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The arrival of Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Alaska Airlines plane arrived early this morning with Copper River king and sockeye salmon from three seafood processors: Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Trident Seafoods and...

2011-05-28 00:00:51

Alaska's most coveted seasonal salmon variety is now available to home cooks across the U.S. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 Seafood lovers across the country, the wait is over because the annual wild salmon celebration is finally here. Anderson Seafoods, America's most trusted seafood source for over 30 years, introduces fresh Copper River King Salmon to its online retail store for a limited time. "If you are buying fresh seafood online, we should be your first and last source," says...

2011-05-17 09:03:00

SEATTLE, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon today to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The arrival of Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Alaska Airlines plane arrived early this morning with Copper River king and sockeye salmon from three seafood processors: Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Trident Seafoods...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

CORDOVA, Alaska, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation [PWSAC] today released findings from an economic study that confirms a long-held suspicion: hatchery fish are critical to the sustainability and health of Alaska's commercial salmon fishery, the sport fishery and to regional and statewide economies. Cordova-based PWSAC operates five hatcheries in the Prince William Sound/Copper River region, all of which generate millions of pink, chum, Coho and...

2009-05-15 09:51:00

UW's Coach Sarkisian 'catches' first fish SEATTLE, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just after sunrise today. The arrival of Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Alaska Air Cargo's fish-filled freighter arrived at approximately 7:30 a.m. Pacific time with Copper...

2008-08-03 15:00:12

By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--"Lackluster" best describes Alaska's salmon season so far, and catches are likely to come up short when it is all over. Fishery managers projected a 132 million salmon harvest for 2007, but catches in late July totaled just 66 million fish past the midpoint of the season. "I would say that we will be fortunate to make the forecast, but pinks could make up for a lot quickly," said Geron Bruce, deputy director of the state...

2008-06-26 12:00:00

It's not often you get invited to a tasting event for a species the organizers are looking to save. But that's what Trout Unlimited, a sportfishing advocacy group, and New Seasons Market cooked up this weekend at the grocery chain's nine metro-area stores on behalf of Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon. The Bristol Bay salmon run, which encompasses five rivers in southwest Alaska, is far from endangered. Indeed, as Oregon fishermen suffer through their second fisheries closure in three years, the...