Alaska’s ‘graying of the fleet,’ – Some determined young fishermen are bucking the trend

graying fleet young fishermenIt takes about half a million dollars to get set up as a full-time fisherman — a heftier price tag than for a plush house. Today, a seine permit in the Kodiak region costs about $50,000. A salmon drift permit in Bristol Bay runs about $150,000. Halibut quota is being sold for upwards of $50 per pound, an increase from about $15 per pound in 2010.  At today’s rate, a young person trying to buy into the halibut fishery either needs a million dollars in cash or be willing to pour all income into a loan payment. Here’s a brief look at some young Alaskans getting started in the industry that helped shape Alaska’s history and identity. Darren Platt, John Christensen, Ken Jones, Jake Everich, Amy Schaub, Luke Smith, Read the article here 09:08

One Response to Alaska’s ‘graying of the fleet,’ – Some determined young fishermen are bucking the trend

  1. Edward Everich says:

    Borehead,
    Thank you for picking this up !! As always you do us all proud for the work and effort you put into the site. We all benefit from your hard work and when it includes our son it makes it so much better.
    Thanks, Ed & Wendy

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