Alaska IFQ Halibut/Sablefish and CDQ Halibut Program Fishery Applications and Reporting Forms
NOAA Fisheries Restricted Access Management (RAM) is still accepting applications for Temporary Transfer of Halibut/Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ). Please be aware that the Temporary IFQ Transfer provision does not apply to non-individual QS holders and transferred IFQ pounds cannot be returned to the transferor.
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. An example of PII would be Social Security number or birth date. Permit applications and forms that contain PII 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. The permit office is experiencing a high number of phone calls and emails due to a marked increase in submitted applications. Please be aware that application processing time can take between 7-10 business days so please wait 10 business days after submitting your application before contacting us regarding the status of your application. If you need assistance but can't reach us via the phone, please send an email message to: RAM.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program
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