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Direct Marketers

photo of set nets along Bristol Bay If you intend to sell, process, or export only your own catch or have your catch custom processed you qualify for the Direct Marketer license. To qualify for a Direct Marketer License you must also own or lease your own vessel which can not exceed 65 feet in length and you need a permit from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission or IFQ permit for the current year. A Direct Marketer license does not allow you to purchase fish from other fisherman for resale, or to custom process for other fisherman.

Need a Direct Marketer permit?


Please note that paper copies are not available online. To obtain a paper copy please call Department of Revenue at (907) 465-2320

If you intend to process your own catch to enter into commerce for human consumption, or have questions about processing, please see the Department of Environmental Conservation’s publication, Commercial Marketing or Processing of Seafood on Vessels (PDF 252 kB).

A helpful tool has been created by the Marine Advisory Program to assist Direct Marketers. Please see their website:

Direct Marketer FAQs