Don't start rubbing your palms together bud my wife won't let me bring the checkbook to the poker party
That's great news. High salmon prices are good for Alaska, and it makes me happy to know that my fellow Alaskans are better able to take care of their families and the expenses involved in fishing this year.
In all the issues of allocation, I'm glad that the commercials are getting a premium a pound for the buck. Just about 3 million Reds caught in UCI and this was suppose to be a bad year?, if I read my charts right. God, it seems like just yesterday, UCIDA was writing letters to the Governor, asking for some sort of bail-out for UCI Commercial fisheries this season.
PWS and Bristol did the best out of all the areas. See... commercials can live with a smaller allocation and still make money!!!! JUST KIDDING. In actuality, I am glad for them that it is the best price in eighteen years. Now all my PWS buddies that owe me money and fish commercially, don't have an excuse, not to pay me back. Yahoo................
If a dipnetter dips a fish and there is no one around to see/hear it, Did he really dip?
.....collectively, they got their biggest paycheck in 18 years -- $533.9 million, according to the state's preliminary estimates.
The salmon burger program for us is one of the best sellers," said John Garner, director of Trident's salmon division. The company is based in Ballard, Wash.
How much of the 533 million made it back to Alaska?
Trident and other fish processors should be based out of Alaska, not Washington and Oregon!
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That being said, over 50% of limited entry permits are held by Alaskan residents. Likewise, in most fisheries the majority of crewmembers are residents. There are exceptions such as the pollack fishery, but the argument that all of this money is going out of state is not accurate.
And no argument from me on the good Trident has done with the communities, but more could happen. I agree with you Brian that Alaska needs to convince companies like Trident to home base out of Alaska. Yes some of the fishery is federal, Pollock for an example. That needs to change. Washington and Oregon needs to get their greedy hands out of the Alaska bowl. They have obliterated their coastal fisheries so I can not understand why Alaska would agree, without a fight to allow those greedy <edited> to operate in Alaskan waters.
The laws need to change.
On a side note I noticed handsome gift boxes of Copper River Seafoods smoked sockeye fillets at every checkout counter in Wasilla Target for only 12.99 a box! The Wasilla shoppers were in a frenzy over them, I don't blame them they make perfect inexpensive classy Christmas gifts and ship nicely. It still amazes me they have packaging for this sort of thing that requires no refrigeration.
Oh yeah the washington and Oregon coastal fisheries are alive and kicking. In fact they have more fisheries by far than does Alaska.....fact
[QUOTE=Brian M;831542 That being said, over 50% of limited entry permits are held by Alaskan residents. Likewise, in most fisheries the majority of crewmembers are residents. There are exceptions such as the pollack fishery, but the argument that all of this money is going out of state is not accurate.[/QUOTE]
Seen an Op/Ed in ADN a few years back on this. Seems as though there were many that retained a shanty up here, with a PO Box and their residency, but spent as much time as they could in their 'second' home. There was some mention of the lack of state income tax up here, that was also a deciding factor for them. The actual amount of money going outside, is Significant enough that we should be very leary of those that choose to do this. Sketchy Characters, many of them. Far too many of them.
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Then I begin to wonder about whether I should go buy some fish in the store today, or go grab my rod'n reel....
Just a wonder full day, today, I guess....