Central GOA Rockfish Program

The rockfish fisheries are conducted in Federal waters near Kodiak, Alaska, by trawl and longline vessels. The Rockfish Program allocates harvest privileges to holders of License Limitation Program (LLP) groundfish licenses with a history of Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) rockfish legal landings in either 2000 through 2006, or the entry level trawl fishery in 2007, 2008, or 2009. Fishing under the Rockfish Program began in 2012.