[The outlook] for the 2016 Alaska salmon season is far more positive than last year, according to three industry experts.

Speaking to KDLG, public radio for Alaska’s Bristol Bay (listen in full here), Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation’s CEO Norman Van Vactor; Andy Wink of the McDowell Group, and Gabe Dunham of Alaska’s Marine Advisory Program all said there are several upsides for 2016, as the Copper River fishery kicks off Monday.

“All in all we’ve got pretty supportive data points as we head into the 2016 season, surrounding competing supply,” said Wink.

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