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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Chefs taking part in a salmon cook-off pose with a 40-pound Copper River salmon that arrived with the first shipment of the season on an Alaska Airlines flight from Cordova, Alaska, that was piloted by Capt. Jeff Meyer, second from right, Friday, May 17, 2013, in Seattle. The chefs are, from left, Pat Donahue, Anthony's Restaurants executive chef; Chris Bryant, WildFin American Grill executive chef; and Master Sgt. Robert Shulman, far right, a U.S. Air Force Reserve chef with the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Photo by Ted S. Warren
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