Suggested lead: COVID-19 cuts values of Alaska salmon permits
May 7, 2020
The value of Alaska salmon permits is another casualty of the coronavirus with prices dropping for all fisheries across the state. There are a lot of permits for sale - and the most offers ever to lease permits, especially at Bristol Bay.
The virus has changed everything, said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer.
“There’s so much uncertainty about if there will even be a salmon season here and there, and if so, what kind of a price can be expected and so on. I can’t think of one salmon permit that is going up in value. And if there are different permit values that have...