As it seems like everything we pay for is getting more expensive, here’s a bit of a discount for purchasing a sports fishing license in Alaska for 2021 after the price was bumped up 15 years ago. Alaska Public Media has more:
Fish & Game raised the price of permits in 2005 to pay off a $68 million bond debt. The bond financed the construction of sport fish hatcheries in Fairbanks and Anchorage, as well as hatchery enhancements in Southeast Alaska.
That debt was paid off in 2020.
“At the end of the calendar year of 2020, the surcharge essentially expired,” said Ryan Ragan, program coordinator with the department’s Division of Sport Fish.
It’s not huge change for Alaska residents. Last year’s permit was $29. Now, it’s $20.
The story also says that nonresident fishing permit fees are also down, from $145 to $100.