Copper River Seafoods offers Alaska Salmon Day special

Precautions prompted by the novel coronavirus have squashed most of the usual festivities of Alaska Wild Salmon Day, designated under a bill signed by former Gov. Bill Walker to be on Aug. 10 every year, but Copper River Seafoods is the exception.

The Cordova-based company, with corporate offices in Anchorage, is inviting salmon aficionados to submit their favorite salmon recipe, along with a picture of their dish, with the contest winner to receive a 10-pound box of wild frozen sockeye salmon fillets.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

Competitors, who must be at least 18 years of age, may email their entries to

Winners will be notified via email and the prize package of sockeye fillets must be picked up in Anchorage, Copper River Seafoods officials said.

Entries may be posted with a photo of their entry dish on the Copper River Seafoods Facebook page.

The contest is offered strictly by Copper River Seafoods and is in no way affiliated, sponsored, endorsed or administered or associated with Facebook, CRS officials said.