Permits & State Fisheries

February 15, 2024

The first Cook Inlet EMT of the season leased at $3,350 this week, and we have a posted offer of $2,500, as well as an offer to purchase at $23,500. We have a new offer of $8,000 for a Bristol Bay set net lease. Interest in Bristol Bay permits remains steady, and we're seeing new interest in Chignik seine permits.

Buyers who plan to work with the State of Alaska for permit financing before the 2024 salmon season should consider getting an early start, as that process can take a fair amount of time. 

The Upper Cook Inlet finfish Board of Fish meeting kicks off next week in Anchorage, running February 23 - March 5. The deadline for written comment has passed, but if you have thoughts to share on any of the 186 proposals, there will be opportunities for in-person public comment Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th, spilling into Monday if needed. Be sure to sign up by 3:00 p.m. on Friday to testify Saturday, or by 10:00 a.m. Saturday to testify Sunday or possibly Monday.