Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska salmon permit values ticked upwards in regions with good fisheries this year while others tanked
November 28, 2019
The value of Alaska salmon permits has ticked upwards in regions that experienced a good fishery this year while others have tanked.
Not surprisingly, the record sockeye fishery at Bristol Bay has boosted sales of driftnet permits to nearly $200,000, up from the mid-$170,000 range prior to the 2019 season. Another strong run forecast of 48.9 million sockeyes for 2020 with a projected harvest of 36.9 million could increase the value even more, said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer.
What’s really raising eyebrows, Bowen said, is values for driftnet permits at Area M (False...