Understanding Alaska: Fisheries

Chignik Salmon Cooperative

In 2002, at the request of a group of permit holders in the Chignik salmon fisheries, the Alaska Board of Fish agreed to allocate a portion of the harvest specifically to permit holders who chose to join a fishing cooperative. Most of the Chignik permit holders joined the co-op, but some who did not join challenged it in court. In early 2006 the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the co-op violated Alaska’s limited entry law and that the Board of Fish could not approve such a major change without the approval of the Alaska Legislature.

Effects of the 2002 Chignik Salmon Cooperative: A Survey of Chignik Salmon Permit Holders
A technical report by Gunnar Knapp.

Effects of the Chignik Cooperative: What the Permit Holders Say
A research summary by Gunnar Knapp

Restructuring Alaska
Salmon Fisheries
Alaska Seafood Market Changes and Challenges
Chignik Salmon Cooperative Change, Challenges, and Opportunities for Wild Fisheries
Charting New Courses for Alaska Salmon Fisheries:The Legal Waters Fisheries Co-ops and Beyond: Realigning Fisheries Management
Challenges and Strategies for the
Salmon Industry
Changing Alaska's Salmon Harvesting System: What are the challenges?
Long-Term Outlook for Salmon Returns
Enhancing the Marketing and Quality of Alaska's Salmon Fisheries
The Future of Alaska's Salmon Runs