Federal Fishing Permits to Stay in Compliance in Alaska

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Have you been wanting to expand your commercial fishing business in Alaska? Or, does it seem like every time you sit down to fill out your commercial fishing permits you just can’t quite force yourself to get it done? Depending on where and what you’re fishing, federal fishing permits may be necessary. However, that doesn’t make them any simpler to find or fill out. Here at our site, you can find just about all of the federal fishing permits you need for Alaska (as well as just about anywhere else). 

Federal Fishing Permits in Alaska Explained 

While they’re called “Federal” permits, these particular forms are only required for U.S. vessels which are fishing for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, or the Bering Sea. However, they aren’t limited to that. If vessels are fishing for non-ground fish and must retain any bycatch of groundfish, then they’re also necessary. As you might imagine just from reading this paragraph, these are specific, somewhat complicated forms. If there are any questions you might have about them, our staff is more than happy to assist. 

Necessary Permits for More than Those Who Just Fish 

While these are technically called “fishing permits,” they’re a necessity for more than those who just do the fishing itself. For example, processing vessels that operate just in Alaskan waters (sometimes referred to as “stationary floating processors”) also need these forms. If processors shoreside so much as receive and/or process the groundfish, then they too need these forms. Over the years, we’ve helped so many, whether they’re on the vessel, on the shore, or anywhere else, to have and maintain the forms they need for their business. 

A Permit for Many Species of Fish 

These permits cover a wide range of fish. Obviously, if you’re going to be fishing for Alaska Groundfish, then you’re going to need this form. That said, if you’re going to fish for “Sockeye” salmon, Sablefish, Pacific Halibut, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Pink Salmon, Pacific Herring, or Chinook Salmon in Alaska, then you’ll need these forms, too. The last thing you want to do is get your business together, get out on the water, have a massive haul, and then realize that you don’t have all of your paperwork together. We can make sure that you have everything you need in compliance before you go out and strike it rich in Alaskan waters. 

Alaska Fishing Today and Tomorrow 

These permits only last for years. You can renew them. In fact, you can do it through our site. We’ve made it possible to renew these forms for multiple years. That way, you can do it at the beginning, and then not have to worry about it again – for at least another half-decade. We see it as one more way that we can help those in the commercial fishing business to do better by their employees as well as their customers. For help with any of this, don’t hesitate to call (866) 292-4204. 

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