Every season brings an ingredient we can't wait to serve, but few compare to the salmon of summer. From May 26 through August, we serve flavorful, highly prized Copper River and Wild Alaskan Salmon at Seasons 52. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and high in vitamins B12, B6, and D, Wild Alaskan Salmon is considered one of the world's most nutritious fish. Join us again next year to enjoy Wild Alaskan Salmon at its peak.
The Copper River is the 10th largest river in the United States, providing a nearly 300-mile run for Alaskan Salmon. Every spring, they make their way from the Pacific Ocean back to the Copper River where they'll give birth to the next generation. It’s an incredibly strenuous journey that requires them to fortify themselves with extra fat and oil, which is what makes them so flavorful. You'll find Copper River Salmon on our menu through June 28, then Wild Alaskan Salmon from the Pacific through August 29.
The fishermen we rely on to catch and deliver our Wild Alaskan Salmon have tremendous respect for the fish and the ocean, and happily adhere to Alaska's strict fishing guidelines that promote sustainability. From opening day throughout the season, they'll spend 12-24 hours at a time on their boat, using 900 foot-long gillnets to bring in their catch. They share Seasons 52's passion for responsible fishing and sustainability, which is why we're so pleased to share the prize of their catch with you this season.
The Copper enters the Gulf of Alaska southeast of Cordova Peak where it creates a delta nearly 50 miles wide.
Shore-based facilities take in fishermen’s catch for immediate processing and delivery.
A prized catch, Wild Alaska Salmon is harvested through a process called gillnetting.
Copper River Salmon is known around the world for its beautiful color, a distinct, bright orangey red.
Gillnetting involves laying a vertically hanging net in the water that drifts into the path of traveling wild salmon.
Celebrating a prized catch after a long day of fishing.