Division of Commercial Fisheries
Mission and Core Services

Contribution to Department Mission

The mission of the Division of Commercial Fisheries is to manage subsistence, commercial, and personal use fisheries in the interest of the economy and general well being of the citizens of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle, and subject to allocations through public regulatory processes.

Core Services

  • Ensure the conservation of natural stocks of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants based on scientifically sound assessments.

See also: Commercial Fishing