Species

The Copper River is the birthplace of three wild Alaskan salmon species. These salmon live as adults in the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific ocean eating small crustaceans and zooplankton. Every year (May - September) king, sockeye and coho return to the Copper River to make the arduous 300-mile migration up the turbulent waters in order to spawn. Because the Copper River is so long and steep (gains an average elevation of 12 feet per mile) these fish must pack on sufficient fat reserves to fuel their epic journey--resulting in salmon that is rich in heart- healthy omega-3 fatty acids and flavorful oils. The fish's distinct regional DNA and lifecycle yield the world's finest salmon.

COPPER RIVER KING

THE CONNOISSEUR'S SALMON

20 lb average, range 20-50 lbs
Oncorhynchus tshawytshca

Prized for its exceptionally high oil content, succulent texture and rich flavor, this luxury fish literally melts in your mouth. Also known as Chinook, this fish is the largest of the three species and boasts the highest oil content of the three species. Let its natural flavor shine simply with salt, pepper and olive oil.

Nutrition

Serving size: 7 oz

  • Calories: 460

  • Fat: 26 g

  • Protein: 52 g

  • Omega-3: 3400 mg

Copper River Sockeye

Big flavor, long season

6 lb average, range 4-6 lbs

Oncorhynchus nerka

Also known as Red salmon, sockeye is robust and rich in flavor with a firm texture that makes it versatile for any cooking method. Famous for its natural deep red flesh, sockeye is the most abundant species in the Copper River Delta. A summer BBQ favorite.

Nutrition

Serving size: 7 oz

  • Calories: 440

  • Fat: 22 g

  • Protein: 54 g

  • Omega-3: 2400 mg

Copper River Coho

Last great salmon of the season

12 lb average, range 5-18 lbs

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Approachable mild flavor and delicate texture distinguish this affordable, late-season species. These large fish, sometimes called Silvers, are the last to return to the Copper and have become a fall favorite that pairs well when baked with seasonal root vegetables and mushrooms.

Nutrition

Serving size: 7 oz

  • Calories: 280

  • Fat: 8 g

  • Protein: 64 g

  • Omega-3: 2200 mg

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