I finally found the link for the F&G statistics on the commercial fishing permits in Cook Inlet and the rest of Alaska:
Take a look at: http://www.cfec.state.ak.us/SPCS/MENUS.HTM
There is some real interesting information buried in all these figures. For instance, you may hear about how many permits are held by Alaskans -or at least people who claim to live in AK. However - take a look at the active permits - the ones that are actuall being fished. For active drift gillnetters in Cook Inlet last year slightly over 40% were held by non-residents (166 out of 405). Again, these figures don't even include those who claim AK residency but live most of the year somewhere else. How many of those there are I haven't a clue - but I bet there at least a few.