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?

Applications can be submitted electronically through the Alaska Department of Revenue's (DOR) Revenue Online. This will be the fastest and easiest way to have your permit issued. More information about Revenue Online can be found on the Revenue Online Help page. For assistance with obtaining a DOR letter Id, please call the Dept. Of Revenue at 907 465 2320 option 4 and ask for the fish group. For assistance with enrolling in Revenue Online please contact (907)269-0041 or (907)269-6627 or email:

APPLY ONLINE: Online applications will be accepted through Revenue Online beginning February 22, 2016.


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. Other great information can be found on the DEC's SEAFOOD webpage.

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

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