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Seattle Welcomes Copper River Salmon

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By KMVT News

Seattle, Washington (CNN) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport rolled out the red carpet for the year's first catch of Copper River salmon.

The fish is considered to be one of the best-tasting salmon in the world, thanks to its high oil content.

24 thousand pounds of salmon came in on this first flight.

That's a little less than year's past, meaning you might pay an even higher premium for the prized catch.

After landing, three of Seattleā€™s top chefs put their salmon culinary skills to the test for the annual cook-off.

This year's judges were Seattle Seahawks place kicker Steven Hauschka, Seattle Mariners Hall of Famer Jay Buhner and Alaska Airlines Chief Operating Officer Ben Minicucci.


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