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World Renown “First Of Season” Wild, Copper River Sockeye and King Salmon, Gets Delivered Direct To Exclusive Alaska Seafood Restaurant Within Hours of Harvest


Copper River Seafoods, Inc. delivered the first of the season 2012 Copper River King and Sockeye Salmon in Anchorage to Bridge Seafood at 10am on Friday, May 18th.   Directions to Bridge are here.  

The first of a kind in Alaska and hours before our salmon hits restaurants worldwide! 

Billy Green, Vice President of Production at Copper River Seafoods, presented Bridge Seafood Owners/Chef’s Patrick Hoogerhyde and Al Levinson, the first of the season Copper River salmon at the exclusively Alaskan seafood restaurant. The King Salmon was caught yesterday afternoon by one of the founders and partners in Copper River Seafoods, Pip Fillingham.  The King was caught during the first opening, on the outside beach, just east of the  “Outer Hole” and weighs 30 pounds.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Copper River Seafoods

Friday morning, the King was delivered just hours before the official grand opening to the new upscale wild Alaska seafood buffet restaurant scenically situated on Ship Creek. Chef Patrick provided visitors a tour of the restaurant and some tips on how the King is prepped for their grand opening dinner tonight.  Visitors also were provided a tour of the new Copper River Retail kiosk, featuring some of their branded clothing and signature smoked salmon – manufactured by one of the other founders of Copper River Seafoods and Cordova resident, Bill Bailey.

Copper River Seafoods is proud to share its bounty with world-class seafood chef's and especially those that have devoted their professional careers perfecting the art of preparing Alaska's world renown wild Copper River Salmon. “We take great pride in delivering, a world renown, uniquely Alaskan product, says Scott Blake, Copper River Seafoods, Inc. Founder and CEO. What gives us even a more significant degree of pride is that the product is harvested, processed, transported and prepared by Alaskans and Alaskan businesses. ”     

Copper River Seafoods, Inc. is a primary and secondary wild Alaska, premium seafood manufacturer, established in 1996 by 4 Cordova area fishermen. Currently, the company employs 435 (135 year-round and 300 seasonal) to process and market all species of wild Alaska seafood to national retail and food service accounts. It is headquartered in Anchorage supporting primary processing in Cordova, Togiak, Unalaska, Kenai and a finished food processing facility in Anchorage. Copper River Seafoods will be featuring a seasonal retail store, located at Bridge Seafoods, where visitors can purchase signature gift items.

About Bridge Seafoods: Spanning Ship Creek, Bridge Seafoods is a restaurant owned by local celebrity chef’s, Patrick Hoogerhyde and Al Levinson.   Utilized in the winter, for custom catered events, the summer season will feature an Alaska seafood themed dinner.  Bridge Seafoods opens its doors for dinner on Friday, May 18th at 4:30pm. Bridge Seafood, “Always Fresh Always Alaskan.”


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