Have you been looking to get into Alaska commercial fishing but want to make sure that everything is taken care of before you start? When you go online for Amendment 80 permit application forms, does it seem like they’re almost trying to make the process more difficult or harder to understand? Depending on what you’re fishing for in Alaska, getting right with Amendment 80 could be critically important indeed. At our site, we can make sure you’re in compliance with all of the permits that matter to your business.
Amendment 80 Permit Application Forms
By the time of this writing, Amendment 80 has been around for roughly thirteen years. The idea is that BSAI yellowfin sole, rock sole, flathead sole, Aleutian Islands Pacific ocean perch, and Atka mackerel are allocated to the head and gut trawl catcher processor sector. Beyond that, it also establishes groundfish sideboard limits for Pacific cod, Pacific Ocean perch, pollock, pelagic shelf rockfish, northern rockfish, and GOA halibut PSC. Under Amendment 80, qualified vessels have the option to form cooperatives.
The Goals of Amendment 80
You might have read to this part of the blog and thought: “OK, that sounds good. But, why is that important?” Well, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted Amendment 80, in part, to improve the retention as well as utilization of fishery resources by non-AFA (“American Fisheries Act”) trawl catcher/processor fleet by extending the groundfish retention standard (GRS) to non-AFA trawl catcher processor vessels of all lengths. Those are a lot of words, and the idea was, more or less, to allow more folks to participate in great Alaska commercial fishing. There are other reasons, and if you’re curious about them, our staff will be more than happy to provide further information.
All of Amendment 80 Permit Application Forms
When you think of “Amendment 80,” you might think that there’s just one form that puts your vessel in compliance. Actually, there are many Amendment 80 forms. For example, we offer an Amendment 800 Limited Access permit, as well as an Amendment 80 QS Transfer App, an Amendment 80 vessel replacement form, an Intraoperative Transfer CQ, as well as many different Amendment 80 efish forms. It’s no exaggeration on our part to say: if you need an Amendment 80 form, odds are you can find it at our site.
How We Help with Amendment 80 and Other Forms
Even if you’ve been commercially fishing in the Alaskan area for some time, you might think: “I’m not sure which of those Amendment 80 forms are right for my business.” We can help. At the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we have a trained staff of experts who have helped commercial fishing professionals like yourself to find the right forms for many years. That said, we have plenty of Alaska commercial fishing permits beyond Amendment 80, too. To see all that we offer, you can head to our site or you can call our team at: (866) 292-4204 or fill out our contact form on our site.