August 2016 There’s nothing that says Alaska like fresh Alaska salmon. August 10 was the first ever Alaska Wild Salmon Day – officially proclaimed by the last Legislature. The ships and lodges of CLIA Alaska’s member lines are some of the largest consumers of Alaska salmon in the world. Here the team at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge had a great time welcoming the first-of-the-season Copper River Salmon to the King Salmon Restaurant. If you’re looking for new ways to cook salmon, check out these recipes by some of America’s top chefs.