Copper River Salmon

It’s prized all over the world.

Salmon from the Copper River in Alaska – the most expensive salmon in the world.

A one pound filet will cost you up to $120 (U. S.).

Chefs and some home cooks love it from all over the world.

The reason?

It has a succulent, buttery, texture based on the salmon’s wild, yet, natural, genetics.

It is called the king of salmons’ or the Wagyu of seafood, a reference to a particular beef from Japan, Wagyu, that is the most tender in the world and costs and up to $200 (U.S.) per pound.

The fishing season for this crown jewel of the salmon world starts in May and ends in September.

These salmon face a daunting task – swimming up the 300 mile Copper River.

In preparation of this arduous journey the salmon pack on rich energy reserves, resulting in the copious supply of healthy and delicious omega-3 fatty acids stored in their bodies, making this fish super delicious and sought after by salmon lovers all over the world.

See the video of how these salmon are caught and sold.