Value of salmon permits continue to rise
Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues.
An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the State, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000. That compares to $90,000 this past January.
At Southeast Alaska, seine permits are the priciest in the state at over $300,000. That’s an increase of fifty grand since January.
The asking price for Prince William Sound seine cards exceeds $200,000 compared to the $140,000 range a year ago. After being stalled in...