Amendment 80 Permit Application & Everything Amendment 80 Related

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Have you been looking for an Amendment 80 permit application that you don’t have to spend all day filling out? Do you already have an Amendment 80 permit and are in the hunt for other Amendment 80 forms? Here at the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, you can find just about everything you’ll need related to Amendment 80. We have the forms you’ll need as well as an easy, simple way to file them. If you have any further questions about Amendment 80, we’ll be more than glad to answer them, too. 

Amendment 80 Permit Application

We’re right around 13 years of Amendment 80. This amendment allocates flathead sole, rock sole, Atka mackerel, BSAI yellowfin sole as well as Aleutian Islands Pacific ocean perch to the gut and head trawl catcher processor sector. It sets strong GOA groundfish sideboard limits for Pacific Ocean perch, pelagic shelf rockfish, northern rockfish, as well as pollock, GOA halibut PSC and Pacific Cod, too. Additionally, it allows qualified vessels to form cooperatives, too. 

The History of Amendment 80 

If you’re newer to this, we understand how a bit of this all might seem complicated. In fact, if you’re too new to this, you may not be able to participate in the GOA flatfish fishery according to Amendment 80. Participation in that is prohibited for vessels with less than ten weeks of history in the GOA flatfish fisheries. The GOA sideboard restrictions, a part of Amendment 80, are based upon historic participation from the years between 2004 and 1998. As you might imagine with rules this complex, there are exceptions. For example, one vessel is exempt from GOA halibut PSC sideboard limits,  if it fished 80% of its weeks in the GOA flatfish fishers during the years of 2003 to 2000. 

The Amendment 80 Permit Application and More 

There were broad goals behind the adoption of Amendment 80 by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. For one, they wanted to improve retention and utilization of fishery resources by the non-AFA trawl processor/catcher fleet. Specifically, they wanted to do that by extending the groundfish retention standard to non-AFA trawl processor/catcher vessels of any length whatsoever. Much of Amendment 80 is about protecting the future of Alaskan commercial fishing. For example, in consideration of both present and past harvest patterns (as well as future harvest needs), Amendment 80 was also to allocate fishery resources among BSAI trawl harvesters, too. 

More than Amendment 80 in Alaska and Beyond 

At our site, we have nine specific forms that can help you to get in compliance with Amendment 80 and stay that way. From the initial form, to the Amendment 80 vessel replacement, the Quota Share App, QS Transfer App, Amendment 80 Limited Access Permit, and more, we’re your one-stop-shop for everything Amendment 80 related. That said, if you need other forms to get the most out of your Alaskan commercial fishing, we can help there, too. To see everything we have, check out our site or call (866) 292-4204. 

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