for the first time in history, branded.
May 18, 2005
Just launched Tuesday following
the first Copper River commercial fishery opener of the
season (May 16), all genuine salmon harvested on Alaska's
Copper River are branded with a tag of authenticity to provide
consumers with proof of origin, and to eliminate mislabeled salmon
said Broek. The first shipment of freshly branded Copper
River salmon have already left Cordova on the jet, on the fast
track to eagerly awaiting distributors and consumers in the lower
48 and overseas, she said.
Each processor involved in this project has been issued with a separate code printed on the back side of the tag said Broek. She said consumers can visit CDFU's website: www.crsalmon.org and leave valuable feedback on their Copper River salmon experience. This will enable quality monitoring and will help ensure that all salmon branded are in fact genuine, based on quality and satisfaction.
"Bearing a tag to prove origin, consumers can finally rest assured that what they are getting is authentic Copper River salmon. It's wild, Alaskan, and best of all harvested from the pristine waters of the Copper River," said Broek.
The Copper River tagging project is coordinated by Cordova District Fishermen United - celebrating 70 years of service to commercial fishermen in Cordova, Alaska.
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