Saturday, May 17, 2008

Copper river salmon, the thousand dollar fish

Would you pay $1000 for a fish to eat? If you want a whole king salmon from the Copper River today, that's what it'll cost you.

First of the year Copper River salmon are in Seattle, but supplies are down and prices are up because of bad weather. At some markets, prices were as high as $50 per pound--$1000 for a 20 pound king like the one in the picture.

Those are nice fish, but that's too much money for me. I'll wait a week and try to find a deal. Wow.


Anonymous said...

Still a bargain compared to a whole Bluefin Tuna. Does this mean their headed the same way? Do high prices help/hurt conservation? Do they increase the likelihood of sustainability or decrease it?

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