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Exempted Fishing Permit Application Process in Alaska

The Alaska Regional Office has established an annual application process for Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs), starting in 2020. There are two application periods.

West Coast Highly Migratory Species: Supplemental Gears for Swordfish

Gear alternatives for catching swordfish are being explored through the use of Exempted Fishing Permits. Stakeholder workshops have also been held to discuss management and monitoring of the swordfish fishery.

Exempted Fishing Permits in Alaska - Federal Register Rules and Notices

Notice of Application: This notice announces receipt of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application from United Catcher Boats for pollock catcher vessels (CVs) using pelagic trawl gear in the eastern Bering Sea (BS) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to…

Resources for Fishing in the Greater Atlantic Region

Information on the permits (vessel, dealer and operator permits) and other…

Lionfish Traps Exempted Fishing Permit Applications

Several individual applications for exempted fishing permits (EFPs) were received by NOAA Fisheries from the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association, from Salty Bones Fisheries Inc., and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. If…

Clean Ocean Initiative, Inc.

For more information, please contact sustainable fisheries at 727-824-5305

Caribbean Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs)

The following are exempted fishing permits that are currently applied for or have been issued for activities in the Caribbean.

Vessel and Dealer Permitting in the Greater Atlantic Region

All commercial and for-hire vessels fishing for federally managed species 3 miles to 200 miles offshore must obtain required permits prior to fishing.