Fresh Copper River salmon lands in Seattle

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Copper River Salmon
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)