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  • Copper River Salmon Dumplings 饺子 (jiǎo zi)

    Feb 7

    Chinese New Year Dinner Chinese New Year is the traditional celebration of the lunar new year which typically falls in the first week of February. This is a time to celebrate with family and friends and, as is so common among celebrations, food plays a central role. One of the ...

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  • Why Wild Salmon Need Snow

    Jan 17

    Winter in Alaska is marked by especially cold temperatures and short days. Here in Southcentral Alaska, along the Gulf Coast we also see an increased potential of heavy snowfall. This dense, coastal snow is both beautiful and beneficial to the surrounding ecosystem. Temperate maritime air from the Gulf of Alaska ...

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  • Looking back at our Fresh Catch Crew

    Dec 21

    The Copper River Salmon Story Copper River fishermen are few. There are only 540 or so adventurous men and women who harvest your Copper River salmon, Kings, Sockeye and Coho. We are tasked with telling their story for them. The Copper River salmon story is exciting so in the past few ...

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  • Fish, Forest and Fungus

    Aug 23

    Every fall in coastal Alaska summer abundance begins to wane as the seasons shift. Nowhere will this change become more evident than in the coastal forests where the streams are full of salmon and the forest floor is covered in mushrooms; hedgehogs, porcinis and winter chanterelles. These wild treats are ...

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  • Salmon for Seniors

    May 22

    It’s difficult to imagine it but not everyone in Alaska has a freezer full of our favorite renewable resource: Salmon! Fishermen band together to make sure those in need have access to delicious nutritious wild Alaskan salmon. Guest blog post by Jocelyn Layte, program coordinator at Cordova District Fishermen ...

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  • Keeping it Cool on the Copper River Flats

    May 1

    Copper River salmon is famous for kicking off the wild Alaskan salmon season each spring. The Copper River fleet fishes a long season that begins in May and extends all the way through September. Throughout this entire time Copper River salmon can be found fresh in stores nationwide. As any ...

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  • Salmon Gillnets: Hanging and Mending Tools of the Trade

    Jun 20

    Salmon Fishing 101.2 Follow along to learn more about commercial fishing for Copper River and Prince William Sound wild salmon Fishermen have been using nets to harvest food from the ocean for thousands of years. Commercial fishermen have used gillnets in Alaska for more than 130 years. Their nets today differ in ...

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  • Salmon Lifecycle: Part 2

    May 6

    The Journey Spring has sprung, earlier this year than nearly ever before. Baby salmon are awake and moving. They are growing eagerly under the sunlight that’s increasing by minutes each day. By now they’ve used up the last of the energy stores left to them by their mothers. ...

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  • Looking back at our Fresh Catch Crew

    Feb 26

    Meredith Steele - Steele House Kitchen Copper River fishermen are few. There are only 540 or so adventurous men and women who harvest your Copper River chinook, sockeye and coho salmon. We get to tell their story for them and it's an exciting story. So in the past few years ...

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  • Fat Fish: Why Copper River Salmon Fat is So Good For You

    Jan 27

    You’ve probably heard of “Omega-3s” and their role in a healthy diet. Maybe you’ve heard that these fatty acids can be found in abundance in some seafood, or that they are heart-healthy. But have you ever wondered what makes this super-lipid SO important in our bodies? In ...

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