CBS Seattle

(CBS Seattle/AP) —  The first planeload of Copper River salmon landed at Sea-Tac Airport Friday morning.

The journey began in Cordova, Alaska and some some of the salmon goes straight to the grills of  area chefs competing in the annual Copper River Cook-Off.

This year Master Sgt. Robert Schulman, a 31-year Air Force Reserve chef from the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is joining the competition along with chefs from WildFin American Grill, Anthony’s and Seastar.

This is the 30th anniversary of the first shipment of fresh Copper River salmon to arrive in Seattle. According to, prior to 1983, the salmon was canned or frozen for shipment.

The plane carried 24,600 pounds of fish. Alaska Airlines say it will ship more than 2 million pounds of salmon this year to 95 cities. Three more flights are scheduled today. Copper River Salmon is considered by some to…

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Written by JuneauTek

I'm loving life in Alaska! Check out my viewpoint from Alaska, as I go commercial fishing and skiing thru the land of the midnight sun. This is Alaska commercial fishing shown the way it should be, from fishermen. When, I'm not working on the high seas, I enjoy time with my family in Juneau, AK enjoying life, love and salmon in southeast Alaska

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