Alaska Community Quota Entity Applications
Certain Federal limited access programs provide eligible Alaskan communities an opportunity to improve their economies with special fishery-related privileges. In these programs, eligible communities can form nonprofit entities called Community Quota Entities (CQEs). If a CQE represents a community eligible for privileges under a particular management program, the CQE may request no-cost community permits or purchase commercial Quota Share (QS). All CQE's are required to submit an annual activity report to NOAA Fisheries by January 31st of each year.
Each year, a CQE may transfer (lease) its IFQ to one or more permanent residents of the eligible community on whose behalf the QS is held, and who must be onboard when the IFQ is fished and landed. Caps limit the amount of QS that can be held on behalf of each community and collectively for all communities. Additional limits exist on "blocks" of QS.
Species Covered By This Permit
- Pacific Halibut
- Alaska Groundfish
- BSAI Crab
What You Will Need
- IFQ to GAF conversion (PDF)