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Copper River Salmon Filets on Cutting Board

The World's Finest Salmon

From the first bite, you can taste the difference in the wild salmon harvested from Alaska's renown Copper River. Silken texture, deep red color, and incredible flavor are born from an epic ritual: every year from May through September, King, Sockeye and Coho return to the Copper River to make the arduous 300 mile journey up the turbulent, glacial fed waters to spawn in their birthplace. This is no easy task and they need to pack on abundant energy reserves to fuel their journey - resulting in salmon rich in heart healthy and delicious fats high in omega-3 fatty acids. This perfect combination of diet and DNA yield a superior color, texture, and taste - not to mention increased health benefits. Copper River wild Alaska King, Sockeye and Coho salmon are truly unique and superior fish you can serve and eat with pride.

Two Fishermen Pulling Salmon From Large Net

The Artisan Craft of Fishing - Steeped in Tradition. Perfected in Practice.

We are preserving the rich, natural legacy of the Copper River. That's why every fish we pick from the net is treated with the utmost respect and care. Copper River salmon are caught by a small fleet of independent fishermen, on one and two-man boats. This craft has been handed down for generations along with passion, knowledge and perseverance. Hand picked from the net one by one, our salmon are individually, handled, inspected for quality, stored on ice in refrigerated holds and urgently shipped by plane daily for the pinnacle of freshness.

Alaska's Copper River, the Crown Jewel of the Pristine Gulf of Alaska

Rising out of the Copper Glacier in the untouched wilderness of southcentral Alaska, the Copper River Delta is one of the last intact watersheds in the world - turbid glacial water flowing through the majestic Wrangell and Chugach Mountains to the central coast where it empties into the Gulf of Alaska. This is where our fishery is located, and where we sustainably harvest the world's finest salmon.

Map of Copper River Fishing Area
View of Mountains Near Copper River

A Community Committed to Preservation and Conservation

The fishing families of south-central Alaska are independent, small business owners dedicated to longterm sustainability of wild salmon stocks, the environment and our way of life. Our passion not only preserves our livelihood but also ensures an abundance of future generations of wild salmon. We are more than fishermen, we are conservationists.