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Mariculture Shellfish Hatcheries & Nurseries
Transport Permit

Applying for Stock Transport Permit

A Stock Transport Permit is required to import, export, and transfer seed stock to, from, or between an aquatic farm, nursery, and hatchery in the state of Alaska. The department must issue a Stock Transport Permit before shipment of any seed stock may occur. The permit holder whose site the seed stock is being transported to is responsible for applying for this type of permit. A copy of the permit must be on file at the certified facility where seed stock originated before shipment of stock.

To request approval to transport seed stock, use the Stock Transport Permit application form and submit it to the department at least 45 days before the requested date of transport.

Seedstock acquired and transported to an aquatic farm or hatchery must be from a department-certified source. You can find a list of certified seed sources here (PDF 59 kB).

Transport of stock between aquatic farm, hatchery, or stock acquisition sites will be limited to waters within an approved larval drift zone as referenced in 5 AAC 41.41.295(d). The zones are depicted on the Genetic Larval Drift Zone Map (PDF 61 kB).


Broodstock Transport Permit

A Shellfish Acquisition and Transport Permit is required to collect and transport brood stock from the origin of the broodstock to the hatchery facility within the State of Alaska. The department must issue a Stock Acquisition and Transport Permit before any acquisition and transport occurs. ADF&G requires an acquisition and transport permit holder to have, in their possession, a copy of the approved Shellfish Acquisition and Transport Permit before transport may take place.

To request approval to acquire wild stock, for the purpose of providing broodstock for a hatchery, use the Shellfish Acquisition and Transport Permit Application (PDF 44 kB) Submit the application to the department at least 30 days before the proposed acquisition.

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