The Corkline

  • Fish Forest Fungus

    Oct 4

    The connection between fungus and fish goes deeper than just culinary delights. They are a part of a symbiotic cycle that keeps our forests and fisheries healthy. Salmon are a keystone species for the ecosystems in which they live. This means that all other living things depend on salmon in ...

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  • Copper River Coho: The Last Great Salmon of the Season

    Sep 4

    Coho Salmon is distinguished by an approachable mild flavor and delicate texture. This late-season species are the last to return to the Copper River. Coho are a fall favorite that pair well with baked seasonal root vegetables and mushrooms. We’ve compiled three new Coho recipes for your fall ...

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  • Siren Song of the Copper River

    Jul 8

    My name is Iris Fletcher. I was born and raised in Homer, attended University of Alaska Fairbanks to attain my bachelor’s degree in Fisheries, Biology, and Marine Sciences, and briefly lived in Anchorage before moving (technically) back to Homer. I say technically because I currently have remote seasonal jobs ...

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  • Cooking Copper River Salmon: Back to Basics

    Jun 6

    It’s Copper River Salmon season! Do you need a brief refresher on how to prepare fresh, wild salmon? Here is your guide to the most popular preparation methods along with some of our suggestions along the way. The axiom rings very true when cooking wild salmon: practice makes ...

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  • Thank You United States Coast Guard

    May 3

    May is an exciting month for us here in our fishing community. Boats are being put back into the water and the first Copper River salmon of the season will be freshly harvested on the Copper River Flats fishing grounds. But May is also a time to thank our service ...

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  • Lessons on the Copper River Delta: A Salmon System​​​​

    Apr 2

    Lessons on the Copper River Delta: A Salmon System Words and photos by Kate Morse        Where the mountains meet the sea—and where humpbacks swim nearby….that’s what drew me fresh from college (and the East Coast) up to Cordova, AK. I ...

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  • Our Five Favorite Spring Salmon Recipes

    Mar 27

    With fresh Copper River Salmon season right around the corner we have a round up of some of our favorite recipes to try with the season’s first fish. 1. Sockeye Salmon with Fava Bean Salad Recipe by Foodness Gracious Jerry of Foodness Gracious says of our wild sockeye, “I beg ...

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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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