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Shellfish Enhancement


Fish Resource Permit

A Fish Resources Permit (FRP) is required to collect or hold alive any live fish, shellfish, or aquatic plants for use outside of existing sport, personal use, aquatic farm, and commercial fishery regulated activities. FRPs will be issued to individuals who are engaged in scientific, educational, propagative, or exhibition activities. The review takes approximately 30 days.

For more information, contact the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Permit Coordinator at 907-465-4724 or email

To apply for Research or Bioenhancement Permit use the Fish Resource Permit Application.
Submit the form to the appropriate location as listed on the application form.