Amendment 80: Forms You Need to Support Alaska, Your Business & the World

Amendment 80

Have you been searching for an easier way to get into compliance with Amendment 80 and stay that way? Does it seem like, every year, it becomes a bit more difficult to take care of all of the commercial fishing permits that you need? As members of our staff have commercial fishing experience, we absolutely understand the sentiment. Those are some of the reasons that we started our company in the first place. Here, we can help you to take care of all of the forms you need that relate to the Amendment quickly, easily, and efficiently. 

About Amendment 80

The Amendment was created to provide solutions for a number of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s concerns. For example, it’s designed to limit the ability of non-AFA (American-Fisheries Act), trawl catcher/processors, to expand their harvest capacity into other fisheries that are not managed by a LAPP. Additionally, the Amendment was created to allocate fishery resources among the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island trawl harvesters with historic and present harvest patterns and future harvest needs in mind. Furthermore, the Amendment was to improve both retention and utilization of fishery resources by the non-AFA trawl catcher/processor fleet by extending the groundfish retention standard to non-AFA trawl catcher/process vessels of all lengths. Those are just some of what it touches on, as it’s a very complex amendment. 

A World of Opportunity

The above is much of the “legalese” associated with the amendment. Basically, the amendment is in place to help Alaskan fishing. As seafood is Alaska’s leading export, this amendment makes sure that more of the economic benefits of that stay in Alaska, contributing to the regional economies. Of course, should you be able to get into this industry, the fishing from it goes all around the world. Indeed, it’s been estimated that the amendment is responsible for creating almost three thousand local jobs. 

The Forms We Offer that Deal with the Amendment

As of this writing, at our site, you can find seven different forms related to the amendment. They include the Quota Share Application, Itnercooprative Transfer CQ, Limited Access Permit, Flatfish Exchange Application, Vessel Replacement, Transfer Application, and Quota Permit App. We understand that, even for consummate commercial fishing professionals, some of this might seem a bit opaque or even confusing. That’s why our trained staff is more than happy to answer any of your questions. 

Beyond the Amendment

Really, our forms that cover this amendment are just some of the applications that we offer for Alaska fishing. We understand how much opportunity there is in Alaskan waters, so we want to make them as accessible as possible to as many commercial fishing professionals as possible. Beyond that, we’ve also made our site mobile optimized. So, you can fill any of these forms out from wherever you might be (so long as you’re connected to the internet.) If you have any questions about how this works, you can reach us at (866) 292-4204.

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