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    Default Does anyone Troll, Longline, or Gillnet here?

    I am just curious who on this forum does any commercial fishing with their boats. Either full time or second job, or hobby commercial fishing? I know down here in Juneau a number of people hand troll with their sport boats (partial tax write off). I am thinking about doing some small 2,000-6,000 lbs of halibut IFQ off of my landing craft.

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    A number of commercial salmon fishermen on here, a few trollers, and at least a couple longliners. I longline for halibut and sablefish in a manner similar to what you're considering - a couple weeks and a few thousand pounds.

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    I have a boat that i gillnet with in cook inlet, but i use a different boat to play on.

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    There are a few PWS seiners on here too

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    its my 45th year commercial fishing do i qualify ??

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    I Hand Troll and Sea Cucumber dive off of my C Hawk. I also help with with the Sac Roe Fishery with my Whaler. Got to have some diversity!

    Too bad halibut IFQs are $45+ a pound now. Will take 10+ years to break even with todays IFQ, Exvessel, and expenses prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
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    Area 2-C at just over $40 per pound 2,000lbs over $80,000 and at $8.00 a pound 11 years to break even. I think I would hand troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
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    Grew up on a purse seiner out of sand point. Fond memories of those days. Nearly all of my halibut harvest is by the longline these days but it is not commercial.
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    i choked salmon on the Copper river flats and in PWS for 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGH55 View Post
    Area 2-C at just over $40 per pound 2,000lbs over $80,000 and at $8.00 a pound 11 years to break even. I think I would hand troll.
    Good reason to take the value out of the permits and quotas, if a person doesnt fish their quota for a year or two it goes in to a pot to be issued out in a drawing, that way someone could get in to the fishery with out having to invest a fortune in to a piece of paper that allows them to fish.
    Wishfull thinking I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windvane View Post
    Good reason to take the value out of the permits and quotas, if a person doesnt fish their quota for a year or two it goes in to a pot to be issued out in a drawing, that way someone could get in to the fishery with out having to invest a fortune in to a piece of paper that allows them to fish.
    Wishfull thinking I know.

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    That's a great idea, I still have a issue how people were allocated something (crab/ halibut, not PWS gillnetters "pay" for thier own fish) which they didn't own/ purchase to start with.
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    I paid for my permit, and have fished it! I also sold a charter halibut permit, best sale I have ever done. Now looking to buy a CHP. Man my wife is going to kill me if I do It is now just like the stock market, buy or sell it is your choice. Nothing is free, and if it is run away.
    Quote Originally Posted by windvane View Post
    Good reason to take the value out of the permits and quotas, if a person doesnt fish their quota for a year or two it goes in to a pot to be issued out in a drawing, that way someone could get in to the fishery with out having to invest a fortune in to a piece of paper that allows them to fish.
    Wishfull thinking I know.

    Robert

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