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Photos: First Copper River salmon lands in Anchorage and Seattle

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  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published May 18, 2012

Alaska's most over-hyped salmon hit the market this week. Seattle television stations played it up as if the royals had a baby.

Never mind that these fish come in second to farmed salmon in some blind taste tests, scary though that thought is to some of the foodies involved. Here is how someone at reacted:

"So I ranked a beaten up, antibiotic-doped, mange-ridden piece of fish raised in an aquatic concentration camp higher than the most hyped, eulogized wild salmon raised against the background of the dramatic Alaskan wilderness with the theme from 'The Sound of Music' played 24 hours a day.' "

READ MORE: If salmon fat equals taste, why aren't flabby farmed salmon tops?

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