Fish Factor: More young Alaskans among next generation of fishermen
October 15, 2020
More young Alaskans are officially among the next generation of professional fishermen and ocean stewards to hail from Cordova, Haines, Homer, Ketchikan and Sitka.
The futures of eight fishermen were cemented thanks to $1.5 million in loans from a Local Fish Fund (LFF) launched in 2019 that enabled them to buy into halibut and sablefish fisheries that normally would be out of reach. Buying quota shares of halibut, for example, can cost from $40 to $55 per pound.
“I’m super excited that we were able to move the $1.5 million that was provided to us to invest in new entrants. Some are deck...