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Commercial Fish Transporters

NOTICE: All Catcher Seller applications received after June 30th 2017 will need to be accompanied by a $25 permit processing fee. Payments will be able to be submitted through the ADF&G online store, cash, check or credit card. You will be able to call ADF&G to provide credit card information if you do not submit your application electronically.

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 ensure that all information available is recorded on the fish ticket at the point of transfer 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: http://www.cfec.state.ak.us/ 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. Transporters of groundfish should be aware that federal regulations may apply. Call NOAA Fisheries Enforcement at (907) 586-7225 for more information.

Catcher Seller permit applications and renewal 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. This will be the fastest and easiest way to have your permit issued. More information about Revenue Online Help page.

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

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For further details, or if you have questions please contact the Seafood Industry Coordinator at 907-465-6131 or dfg.seafood-coord@alaska.gov.

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