Permits & State Fisheries

September 21, 2023

Permit activity appears to be picking up. Typically, September is a slower month for permit sales, as fishermen seem to need a break from all things fishing after the summer season, and the market starts to gain momentum towards the end of the month and into October. Of course, this year is shaping up to be anything but typical. That said, we sold a Bristol Bay drift permit at $131,000 this week, a hand troll permit at $8,000, and a power troll permit at $22,000. New offers this week include $45,000 for a Bristol Bay setnet permit and $75,000 for a Chignik seine permit. 

In Southeast, ADFG has extended the troll season from September 20 to September 30, as the coho run continues to show good escapement. In fact, trollers are on track to harvest over one million cohos for the first time in years. Although not final, Southeast fishermen are expected to get $1.80-$2.00 per pound for cohos.

ICYMI: here's the 2023/2024 proposal book for regular cycle Board of Fish meetings on Upper Cook Inlet, Lower Cook Inlet, and Kodiak finfish.