Alaska IFQ Halibut/Sablefish and CDQ Halibut Program Fishery Applications and Reporting Forms
NOTICE: 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.email@example.com. Notarized permit applications and forms may be faxed to RAM at (907) 586-7354. Applications may also be deposited in a locked dropbox located in the Juneau Federal Building lobby; just ask the Security Guards where it is. If you can’t find a Notary Public to attest your application when it contains a notarization field, call us, and we will provide you with instructions on how to submit your application without the notary stamp.
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 reach us via the phone, please send an email message to: RAM.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Example IFQ Medical Transfer application with COVID-19 medical declaration template and instructions (PDF)
- 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.
The Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program was adopted by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under Amendment 15 to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Plan and Amendment 20 to the Gulf of Alaska Fishery Management Plan in October 1992. The primary objectives of the Alaska Halibut and Sablefish IFQ Program are to: (1) eliminate gear conflicts; (2) address safety concerns; and (3) improve product quality.
Species Covered By This Permit
- Pacific Halibut
What You Will Need
- Prior Notice of Landing (PNOL): The operator making an IFQ landing must notify Enforcement no fewer than 3 hours before landing IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish. Call toll-free 800-304-4846 or to 907-586-7163 between the hours of 6:00 am and midnight.
- IFQ Departure Report: Required for Pacific halibut or sablefish being landed outside the state of Alaska and before the Pacific halibut or sablefish leave Alaska waters. Please call 1-800-304-4846 between the hours of 6:00 am and midnight to make this report.
- Transshipment Authorization: Required to transship processed Pacific halibut or sablefish between vessels 24 hours before the transhipment. Please call 1-800-304-4846 between the hours of 6:00 am and midnight to be directed to a Clearing Officer to obtain this authorization.
- U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Documentation