Catcher-Seller Permits

  • 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.

How to Apply for or Renew your Catcher-Seller Permit

Online Application

Online applications are accepted through the Alaska Department of Revenue — Tax Division's Revenue Online system. Click the ADF&G Payment button to pay $25.00 permit fee.

Follow the step-by-step directions below:


Paper Application and Payment Form

Print and complete the application and method of payment forms below, and mail or FAX to ADF&G. The address and FAX number are on the forms. Credit card payments for the $25 processing fee can also be taken over the phone at (907) 465-6131. You may renew using the paper forms or by renewing online (see above).

Catcher-Seller Permit Application Form (PDF 261 kB)
Method of Payment Form (PDF 92 kB)

For assistance, contact the Seafood Industry Coordinator at 907-465-6131 or dfg.seafood-coord@alaska.gov


Catcher-Seller permits are for fishermen who have at least one permit from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) for the current year, and who intend to sell only their own unprocessed (in the round) catch to members of the public for noncommercial purposes; to grocery stores, restaurants, or Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Waivered Buyers; and/or for use as bait for commercial and noncommercial purposes. In most cases, sales occur directly from the vessel at the dock, however, fish may be shipped to licensed buyers, processors, or exporters within the state. For more information see Fresh Fish for Sale! Catcher-Sellers: How it Works (Alaska Fish & Wildlife News Article)