Something fishy from Alaska

Seafood lovers in the Northwest and around the world have been waiting with, yes, baited breath for this year’s Copper River Salmon season to begin.

No more waiting: today an Alaska Airlines plane left Cordova, Alaska for Seattle, Washington with the season’s first shipment of this tasty and often wildly-priced wild salmon.

The first fish off the plane got celebrity treatment:

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First Officer Mark Aown walks down the red carpet with first Copper River Salmon. (Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines)