NOAA Fisheries Service
PO Box 21668
Juneau, Alaska 99802-1668
Restricted Access Management
800-304-4846
Changes in Halibut QS Holdings between Initial Issuance and Currently Issued December 31, 2020
 
Initially Issued
Currently Issued
 
Area
2C
3A
3B
4A
4B
4C
4D
4E
Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
1,971
49,265,458
2,436
118,598,696
780
28,061,266
377
7,069,344
80
3,242,733
48
2,199,603
22
665,856
98
127,392
Non-Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
418
10,303,434
637
66,893,737
278
26,455,137
156
7,565,095
73
6,050,658
33
1,816,749
47
4,257,782
6
12,607
Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
775
50,147,516
853
112,623,667
293
27,536,322
132
8,986,440
39
4,347,695
31
2,241,910
17
1,969,866
83
116,925
Non-Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
160
9,215,980
305
72,236,536
140
26,607,713
62
5,597,716
38
4,933,965
19
1,774,442
26
2,988,384
11
21,798
Total Unique
Persons
3,976
855
1,797
497
Changes in Sablefish QS Holdings between Initial Issuance and Currently Issued December 31, 2020
 
Initially Issued
Currently Issued
 
Area
AI
BS
CG
SE
WG
WY
Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
49
7,112,625
63
7,111,748
396
43,441,061
467
42,775,495
108
8,523,936
251
18,495,325
Non-Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
87
24,405,551
82
11,514,928
248
68,103,400
249
23,822,984
125
27,562,419
206
34,975,111
Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
38
13,757,130
48
9,971,613
208
44,025,302
248
44,941,176
64
10,131,176
101
20,307,256
Non-Alaskan
# of Persons
QS Units
45
18,158,132
46
8,787,502
156
67,660,452
125
21,179,300
88
25,890,527
118
32,952,504
Total Unique
Persons
721
334
503
312
1. "Initially Issued" means QS that is initially issued to its first holder. Initial issuance was accomplished primarily at the beginning of the IFQ program but may occur at any time as a result of adjudicated appeals.
2. Designation of "Alaskan" or "Non-Alaskan" is premised on holders' self-reported business mailing address; NMFS/RAM makes no effort to verify residency.
3. Changes over time between "Alaskan" and "Non-Alaskan" QS holdings are the result both of QS transfers and of QS holders' address changes.
4. Total QS units for a species/area may differ from published QS pool sizes as a result of QS units not assigned to any person (for ex., units in reserve or revoked mid-year).
5. The number of QS holders is not additive across area or species. "Unique Total" represents the unique number of QS holders for each species.
6. Additional information on changes in QS holdings and consolidation in the halibut and sablefish fisheries can be found on our web site at: www.fakr.noaa.gov.
7. Excludes persons with unknown addresses.