Much-hyped Copper River Salmon arrives in Seattle

The first Copper River Salmon of the year arrived at Sea-Tac Airport Friday, and the rush is on to get it to your favorite restaurant and fish market. But is this all just hype?

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Alaska Airlines first officer Peter Michels carries a 40-pound Copper River salmon off the plane as Capt. Jeff Meyer looks on as the first shipment of the valuable fish arrives in Seattle from Cordova, Alaska, Friday, May 17, 2013. The arrival of the salmon, which is prized for it's taste and color, is a rite of spring in Seattle, and the fish bring top dollar in restaurants and fish markets. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Photo by Ted S. Warren
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