Commercial Fishing Reporting
Commercial Operator's Annual Reports (COAR)
- Direct Marketers, Catcher Processors, Catcher Exporters, Buyer Exporters, Shore-based Processors, or Floating Processor permit holders are required by 5 AAC 39.30 and 50 CFR 679 to complete and submit the Commercial Operator's Annual Report.
- Direct Marketers, Catcher/Processors, or Catcher/Exporters do not fill out buying forms for their own harvest.
- If you did not use your processor code, complete and submit only the Certification page.
- Failure to submit the COAR by the April 1 deadline can result in reporting to the troopers.
Complete and Submit the COAR
Everyone must complete the Certification form. There are six COAR forms: Buying, Production by You, Custom Production for You, Custom Production by You, Retro/Postseason Buying Adjustments, and Retro/Postseason Sales Adjustments. Complete only the forms that apply to your business activities.
Email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org ; Do not photograph forms and send from a phone!
Data may be copied or typed into the COAR Excel template file. Do not add formulas; change formatting; add or delete columns or rows; or add or delete worksheets.
Email the Certification form and spreadsheet to email@example.com ; Do not print and send certification form and spreadsheet by mail. Do not photograph forms and send from a phone!
Mail paper forms to ADF&G, Division of Commercial Fisheries, PO Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811 or
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org ; Do not photograph forms and send from a phone!
The COAR reporting process has been incorporated into the eLandings System* to provide more efficient and more accurate reporting. The eLandings/COAR reporting process allows industry to extract all buying and production activity by COAR areas. The eLandings System will generate a spreadsheet summarizing all activity for each unique Processor Code. For more information, visit the eLandings User Documentation chapter for the COAR.
* Must be an eLandings user to use the eLandings COAR reporting process.
Harvest Area and Area of Purchase for the COAR Buying Form
See the Excel translation table and area-specific maps below to determine the COAR Harvest Area and COAR Area of Purchase based on ADF&G statistical areas. At-sea operations record the harvest area as the area of purchase on the COAR Buying Form.
- COAR Areas Based on ADF&G Statistical Areas (Excel file 367 kB)
- Kuskokwim, Kotzebue, Yukon and Norton Sound (PDF 1,227 kB)
- Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, and Bristol Bay (PDF 1,437 kB)
- Dutch Harbor, Bering Sea, and Adak/Western Aleutians (PDF 711 kB)
- Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska Federal Waters (EEZ) (PDF 786 kB)
- Kodiak, Chignik, and Alaska Peninsula (PDF 1,252 kB)
- Southeast Alaska (PDF 2,037 kB)
Area of Processing for the COAR Production Form
Use the COAR Area of Processing that corresponds to the port of processing. Use the translation table and map below to determine the COAR Area of Processing. At-sea operations record the COAR Harvest Area as the area of processing.
- COAR Areas Based on Alaska Ports (PDF 995 kB)
- COAR Production Area of Processing to Port Translation Table (Excel file 23 kB)
Summarized COAR Data
- Statewide COAR Buying by Species
- Statewide COAR Production by Species
- Statewide COAR Production by Area
- COAR Production by Permit Type
- Statewide Salmon COAR Production
- Statewide Crab COAR Production
- Statewide Halibut COAR Production
- Statewide Herring COAR Production
- Statewide Sablefish COAR Production
- Statewide Shrimp COAR Production