Known as white gold, salt was a strategic product crucial to life for centuries. Salt pans in Pag cover a total area of 3.01 square kilometres and remain important even nowadays, due to the role the sea plays in modern life. Pag salt has a particularly high mineral content.
The production of salt in Pag was first mentioned in historical documents in the 9th century, but it is assumed that salt has been produced there for over two thousand years. Salt pools and pans are mentioned in numerous old documents and there is a tower in Pag called Skrivanat tower, which housed the headquaters of a record keeper who noted the amounts of salt exported by ships.