Aquatic Farm Authorization Requirements
Activities Managed by the Department of Environmental Conservation

The Department of Environmental Conservation issues many different permits.

Activities Covered:
Water quality classification; shellfish harvester permit, processing, and shipper permits; paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) testing; export certifications, and authorizations for dive boats to be used for shellfish harvesting.
Purpose:
Sanitary control of regulated food, seafood, and public facilities to protect public health. Regulation is in accordance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program requirements.
Process:
Various applications and forms, monitoring programs, testing, and inspections.
Fees:
  • Water quality classification: Variable, to cover costs of shoreline survey, testing, etc.
  • Shellfish harvester permit: $162.00
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) testing: Variable, to cover shipment and testing
  • Export certifications: $25.00 for each certificate issued
  • Authorizations for dive boats to be used for shellfish harvesting: $162.00

More Information: Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Health, Food Safety and Sanitation Program

Contact: George Scanlan, Shellfish Coordinator

ADEC/EH/FSS
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK. 55501.
Phone (907) 269-7638
Fax (907) 269-7510