Permits & State Fisheries

November 16, 2023

We continued to see increased interest in Kodiak Tanner permits this week. The under 60' permits are leasing at $9,000 and for sale starting at $58,000. Last season these permits were leasing for $12,000-$13,500 and sale prices hit $80,000. In case you missed it, here's the GHL for the 2024 Westward region Tanner season, which opens January 15th. Kodiak's GHL is 3 million pounds, down from 5.8 million last year.

ADFG: PWS will remain closed to all commercial herring fishing through June 30, 2024.


ADFG is holding a hybrid Southeast king and Tanner crab task force meeting November 27, in Petersburg, Douglas, and on Zoom.

Fear not! The deadline to submit written comments for the upcoming Lower Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting may have passed, but you can still give public testimony at the meeting, which kicks off on November 28.

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. And here's ADFG's 2023 salmon harvest and numbers