Getting Started With Alaska Commercial Fishing Permits

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Have you been looking to get your Alaska commercial fishing permits but don’t know where to start? Finding Alaskan fishing permits can be exhausting, but here at Commerical Fishing Permits Center, we can help. Fishing in Alaska is always great. For example, more than 50% of US federally managed fisher resources are harvested from waters off of Alaska. With the right permits, you can be in compliance with all the necessary regulations so that you can do what you want on the Alaskan waters. 

An Easier Way to Access Alaska Commercial Fishing Permits 

Even if you’re used to a certain number of permits for your vessel, Alaskan fishing permits can seem complicated. You can use our site to search for a variety of permits, including Alaskan Chinook Salmon Bycatch. Locate “Alaska Region,” on our website, then go to “Alaska Chinook Salmon Bycatch Efish,” and then that will give you three options. You may click on “Application for Approval as an Entity to Receive Transferable Chinook Salmon PSC Allocation,”Groundfish / Halibut CDQ and Prohibited Species Quota (PSQ) Transfer Request,” or the “Application for Transfer of Bering Sea Chinook Salmon PSC Allocations.” As you can see, it can become quite wordy and jargon-filled quickly, so if you have any questions, we’re always glad to help. 

Understanding Salmon Bycatch 

“Bycatch,” is defined by the “Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act” as “fish that are harvested by a fisher but are not sold or kept for personal use.” Furthermore, “this includes the portion of the catch that is discarded back into the sea. This does not count as mortality due to a direct encounter with fishing gear that does not result in the capture of that species by a fisherman.”  People who fish do everything they can to catch the fish that they want. Of course, nothing is 100% effective. Therefore, some other fish are caught at the same time, and “Bycatch” is the word for the organisms they caught but didn’t mean to. 

Fishing All Over the Alaskan Area 

Here at Commercial Fishing Permits, we have all of the permits you need for essentially anywhere in Alaska. We do offer permits for other parts of the world besides Alaska, but we do have a large number of permits specifically for Alaska. If you have any questions about these forms, whether or not they apply to your vessel and what you want to catch, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our trained professionals will be glad to answer any questions that you might have through email or a call (866) 292-4204.  Good luck to you on the high seas! 

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