Catcher/Seller permits are for fisherman who wish to sell only their own catch, unprocessed (in the round), to members of the public, grocery stores or restaurants, or ADEC Waivered Buyers. In most cases, sales occur directly from the vessel at the dock. You do not need a Catcher/Seller permit if you only sell to licensed processors. Catcher-Sellers are not permitted to purchase, process, or export fishery resources.
The Catcher/Seller is responsible for completing the fish ticket on the date of the landing for the entire catch (not for each sale) and must submit the fish ticket within 7 days to the nearest ADF&G office. For further details, or if you have questions please contact the Seafood Industry Coordinator at 907-465-6131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Additional Information (PDF 154 kB)
- Catcher/Seller FAQs
- Fresh Fish for Sale! Catcher Sellers: How it Works (Alaska Fish & Wildlife News Article)
Who Can Apply?
You may apply as a Catcher-Seller if:
- You have at least one permit from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission for the current year.
- You will be selling only unprocessed fish directly to the public, to restaurants, or to grocery stores from your vessel or from another location within the state.
- If the fish is removed from the vessel, you may need to obtain a permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation. They can be reached at 907-269-7501.
How to Apply?
Notice: All Catcher/Seller applications must be submitted with a $25 permit processing fee. Payments can be submitted through the ADF&G online store, or by cash, check, or credit card. Payments can also be taken over the phone (907) 465-6131.
APPLY ONLINE: Online applications will be accepted through Revenue Online. More information about Revenue Online can be found on the Revenue Online Help page.
- Online Instructions:
- How to Apply for a New Catcher Seller Permit Online (PDF 5,666 kB)
- How to Renew a Permit Online (PDF 335 kB)