Restricted Access Management Program

Phone: (800) 304-4846 option #2 or (907) 586-7474; Fax: (907) 586-7354
Email: RAM.Alaska@noaa.gov
Fax: (907) 586-7354

Restricted Access Management Program

The Restricted Access Management (RAM) Program supports Alaska Region efforts to ensure sustainable fisheries and promote fishing communities by issuing Federal fishing permits and other fishery authorizations to fishery participants; implementing fishery management programs, including requirements related to the determination of program eligibility and transfer of catch histories; implementing transferable allocation programs; issuing subsistence and charter permits; and providing advice and notifications to fishermen and the public on the interpretation of Federal fishing regulations.

NOTICE: As of March 27, 2020, RAM has developed an interim policy to allow IFQ permit holders who wish to apply for a medical IFQ transfer, to use template COVID-19 language for the Medical Declaration portion of the application. The template language will fulfill the health care provider's declaration that the applicant, because of COVID-19 health concerns, cannot participate in the fishery.

  • Licensed health care providers can fill out the required information from Block F of the medical transfer application and fax the signed Medical Declaration page, along with a cover sheet clearly identifying the patient, to RAM at (907) 586-7354.
  • Permit office staff will use the information provided on the cover sheet to locate the appropriate medical transfer application so that the paperwork can be collated and processed.

RAM is actively processing permit application forms and transfers and we encourage the public to submit permit applications that do not contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) via email to RAM.alaska@noaa.gov. There will be slight delays in answering the phone line and issuing permits due to a marked increase in user support.  If you need assistance but can't get in touch via the phone, please send an email message to: RAM.alaska@noaa.gov.