Alaska's Copper River sockeye salmon fishing district will open for the season on May 17 for a 12-hour commercial fishing period, the The Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADFG) announced.

The state fisheries regulators forecast a total Copper River sockeye harvest of 652,000 fish. The 2021 sockeye salmon harvest forecast is 47 percent below the 10-year average of 1.23