A Federal Fisheries Permit all the Alaska Fishing Possibilities

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Do you want to fish for groundfish in Alaska or the surrounding area? Is that already something you do professionally, but you want to expedite the commercial fishing permit process? If you want to fish for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands, then you need a Federal Fisheries Permit, period. This permit can benefit any number of commercial fishing professionals in a variety of ways. As with so many other permits, we make it easier to get and hang onto this one. 

Additional Requirements and Benefits of an Alaskan Federal Fisheries Permit 

Beyond needing it to fish for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska/BSAI region, you’ll need this permit if: you use your vessel to fish for any non-groundfish species in the region and your vessels are required to retain any bycatch of groundfish, too. Do you operate processing vessels that operate solely within Alaskan state waters, often known as “stationary floating processors?” If that’s the case, then you’ll also need this permit. Furthermore, you’ll need this permit if you’re a shoreside processor that processes and/or receives groundfish that have been harvested from any Federally-permitted vessels or Federal waters. We understand with all those rules this can be a bit complicated, so our staff is more than happy to answer your questions. 

What Species this Permit Covers 

With this permit, you’ll be able to fish for and/or process many different kinds of Alaskan fish. Obviously, you can fish for Alaska Groundfish (which can be multiple species in its own right). Additionally, you’ll be able to fish for many different kinds of lucrative Alaskan salmon, such as Sockeye, Coho, Chum, Pink, and Chinook. Sablefish, Pacific Herring, and Pacific Halibut are also species that you can avail yourself of with this permit. As you can see, a Federal Fisheries Permit can be quite valuable indeed. 

Variations on this Permit Made Easier 

An FFP is a non-transferable, one-year permit. That said, we offer them in multiple forms at our site. You can apply for an FFP, yes, but you can also apply for a “Federal Processor Permit” as well as a replacement, too. As with all of our other permits, you can apply for this on your phone, laptop, or any other kind of device from practically anywhere. 

All the Commercial Fishing Permits You Could Want for Alaska and Beyond 

An FFP can be a very important Alaskan commercial fishing permit, but it’s far from the only one we offer. At our site, you can find double digits worth of commercial fishing permits in the Alaskan region alone. Now, you may not be the right fit for all of them, but some will be exactly what you need to operate your commercial fishing business how you want. If you have any questions, our staff is here to answer all of them. In fact, they can even walk you through your forms, step by step. For more, call us at (866) 292-4204. 

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