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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Frankie Ragusa, general manager of Seattle distribution for Ocean Beauty Seafoods, carries a 40-pound Copper River salmon after it's arrival at the Sea-Tac Airport outside Seattle as part of the first shipment of the season of Copper River salmon 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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