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Commercial Fish Transporters

Commercial Fish transporters Fish Transporters are permitted in Salmon, Herring, and Pacific Cod fisheries only (see A.S. 16.05.671). Fish Transporters are agents of the fisherman responsible for transporting fish from a fisherman's possession to the point of sale. Fish Transporters are required to complete all available information on the fish ticket and retain the fish ticket until it can be completed by the buyer. If you would like to tender other fishery resources, the vessel tendering the fish must act as an agent of the buyer and should be licensed as a Tender/Packer with the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. Please see their website at: or call (907) 789-6160. A transporter does not have to be licensed in the fishery that they will be transporting and can transport fish from multiple fisherman at the same time. A transporter can be a licensed commercial fisherman and a transporter. A transporter cannot buy, process, or export fish.

Need a Transporter permit?

NOTICE: Beginning February 22, 2016 the Alaska Department of Fish & Game is transitioning to a new system for issuing permits. Access to this new system can be found on the Department of Revenues website located here: 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 to Enroll in Revenue Online please contact ADF&G at (907) 465-6131 or

For further details, or if you have questions please contact the Seafood Industry Coordinator at 907-465-6131 or

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