Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Copper River Salmon Coming Soon


I received word today that the opening day for the Copper river in Alaska will be May 15th. Prices this year are expected to be quite strong, due lack of fish from the rest of the coastal Pacific region.
If you want some of these fish you might want to contact your fishmonger today, and place a pre-order as fish will be scarce to start. Copper river sockeyes and kings should be available for delivery in the New York area by Monday, May 19th. Then we will see an opening bi-weekly through mid June. Prices tend to fall off significantly as the season progresses, so if you can wait a week to buy some slightly more reasonably priced fish. Prices will not see last years levels, as fuel and limited production continue to drive prices despite lessened consumer demand.

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