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  • Copper River Chef Thoughts with Byron Gomez

    Jan 11

    Chef Byron Gomez shares with us how his visit to Cordova and the Copper River during Fall 2022 instilled something in him that was life changing. Do you feel you gained a deeper appreciation for or understanding of the process of bringing salmon to the world? What aspects of this process ...

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  • Copper River Chef Thoughts with Eric LeBlanc

    Nov 18

    Continuing keeping up with our chefs, we jumped on the phone with Eric LeBlanc to get his thoughts. Dive into another set of insightful answers to our series of chef questions! Do you feel you gained a deeper appreciation for or understanding of the process of bringing salmon to the ...

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  • The Beauty of Tradition

    Nov 1

    The Beauty of Tradition The traditional craft of the British Isles Guernsey sweater is being is being rekindled by a small fishing community half a world away. Written by Kinsey Justa on assignment for Copper River Salmon Photos by Bree Mills on assignment for Copper River Salmon For as long ...

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  • Copper River Chef Thoughts with Jeremy Williamson

    Oct 13

    Our next chef conversation was with Jeremy Williamson, the Culinary Director of Blue Collar Restaurant Group in Jackson, WY. Another contestant in our Copper River Coho Chef Competition, Jeremy is both thoughtful and adventurous, beside his obvious skill in the kitchen. Dive in to read his insightful answers.  Do ...

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  • Copper River Chef Thoughts with Cesar Figueroa

    Sep 16

    Continuing our chef conversations, we talked with Chef Cesar Figueroa, the winner of our 2021 Copper River Coho Chef Competition. Aiming to get a picture of what he learned during his time in Alaska, and how it changed his perspective, we asked him a series of questions and took careful note ...

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  • Copper River Chef Thoughts with Michael Diaz de Leon

    Aug 16

    This past week, we re-connected with Chef Michael Diaz de Leon of Bruto Denver to reflect on his time spent with us here in Cordova, recalling what he learned and how it has changed his perspective.During our conversation, we asked him a series of questions, aiming to learn a ...

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  • Salmon, Sonar, & Sustainability: Part 2

    Aug 28

    Why should we care about salmon? Salmon form an incredible link between the nutrient-rich waters of the ocean and relatively nutrient-poor freshwater ecosystems (and their adjacent terrestrial landscapes). Salmon are anadromous, meaning they are born in freshwater streams and lakes, and after spending some amount of their young lives in ...

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  • Salmon Lifecycle: Part I

    Dec 18

    It is December on Alaska’s Copper River. Temperatures dip into negatives. The sun arcs low on the horizon. Small streams freeze to the bottom; rivers and lakes freeze on top. Energy in any form is scarce. And yet, wild Copper River salmon are growing. They began in late ...

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  • Haiku

    Feb 2

    Salty ocean air Copper River perfection Summer's last hurrah How do salmon inspire you? Post your own Copper River salmon haiku in the comment box below, or on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CopperRiverSalmon

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