<Back to CFEC Publications by Subject >Schelle, K., K.Iverson, N. Free-Sloan and S. Carlson. 2004. "Bristol Bay Salmon Drift Gillnet Fishery Optimum Number Report. CFEC Rpt 04-3N" Abstract: This report presents the results of a study used to determine the optimum number of permits in the Bristol Bay salmon drift gillnet fishery. Under terms of AS.16.43.290, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission is directed to determine optimum numbers of permits for the state's limited entry fisheries. The statutes require the commission to choose an optimum number which represents a reasonable balance of three general standards. The standards include economic, conservation, and fishery management concerns.