The wild Alaskan King Salmon season started last month, but catches from the popular Copper River fishery won’t be available for two weeks. Anticipating strong demand, a number of companies are already accepting pre-orders for the richly flavored fish that’s packed with fat and muscle so it can fight against the tide, up the river to spawning grounds. A newcomer to the game is Kyle Lee, an Alaskan whose company, Alaskan Salmon in Cordova, operates on a smaller scale than others; it is managed by fishermen. The fish are frozen at harvest and shipped this way directly to consumers, the typical practice. Alaskan Salmon will charge $ 75 a pound (about three servings) in five-pound cans for $ 375. They also have Copper River sockeye, the vermilion variety, $ 250 for five pounds.
Alaskan Salmon, aksalmonco.com.
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