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PERMIT STATUS TABLE DESCRIPTION


These tables contain information on permits that have been issued and renewed in Alaska’s limited and unlimited commercial fisheries. They do not include information on permits that could be issued to qualified applicants. Experimental, test fishing, educational, reservation,and hatchery permits are excluded from these tables.

For limited fisheries, these tables distinguish two types of permits:

(1) Permanent permits - permits held by persons who originally qualified under state regulations for a limited entry permit, or permits held by persons who received the limited entry permit through transfer (i.e. purchase, trade, gift, inheritance). Permanent permits are issued once in limited fisheries, and then need to be renewed every year thereafter.

(2) Interim-entry permits - permits that are issued to people who have applications pending for permanent permits in limited fisheries. Interim-entry permits are issued anew each year.

For unlimited or open access fisheries, one type of permit is issued:

(1) Interim-use permits - permits issued in an open access fishery or in fisheries that are not subject to the state’s limited entry program. Interim-use permits are issued anew each year.

The permit status reports are generated from the CFEC licensing files. These tables can be viewed by year, with all fisheries listed for the year, or by fishery, with all years information listed.

The tables contain the following information:

PERMANENT PERMITS ORIGINALLY ISSUED

For limited fisheries, this is a count of the total number of permanent permits originally issued for the fishery, as of the report date. This number does include permanent permits that have been subsequently cancelled. For unlimited fisheries, permanent permits are not issued so a missing value (“.”) appears in this column.

INTERIM-ENTRY PERMITS ISSUED (1)

For limited fisheries, this is a count of the number of interim-entry permits issued for the year, as of the report date. This number does not include the number of interim-entry permits that could be issued to qualified applicants if they applied. (For the number of interim-entry permits that are possible in each limited fishery please see the Limited Fisheries Status Report .

For unlimited fisheries, interim-entry permits are not issued so a missing value (“.”) appears in this column.

INTERIM-USE PERMITS ISSUED

See the Interim-entry Permits column to determine the number of interim permits issued in limited fisheries. A missing value (“.”) appears in this column for limited fisheries.

For unlimited fisheries, this is a count of the number of interim-use permits issued for the year, as of the report date.

TOTAL PERMITS ISSUED

For limited fisheries, this is a count of the total number of permanent permits originally issued for the fishery, as of the report date, plus the number of interim-entry permits issued that year. This number does include permanent permits that have been subsequently cancelled. This number does not include the number of interim-entry permits that could be issued to qualified applicants if they applied. (For the number of interim-entry permits that are possible in each limited fishery please see the Limited Fisheries Status Report ).

For unlimited fisheries, this is a count of the number of interim-use permits issued, as of the report date, for that year.

PERMANENT PERMITS CANCELLED

For limited fisheries, this is a count of the permanent permits that have been cancelled. Permanent permits can be cancelled for the following reasons:

(1) Death of a nontransferable permit holder (lapse)

(2) Non-renewal of a permanent permit for more than 2 consecutive years (forfeiture)

(3) Administrative revokes (permanent permits issued in error)

(4) Criminal revokes (loss of fishing entitlement through criminal acts)

For unlimited fisheries,interim-use permits cannot be cancelled. A missing value (“.”)appears in this column for unlimited fisheries.

ACTIVE PERMANENT AND INTERIM PERMITS

For limited fisheries, this is a count of the remaining number of permanent permits originally issued for the fishery, as of the report date, plus the number of interim-entry permits issued that year. This number does not include permanent permits that have been cancelled.

For unlimited fisheries, this is a count of the number of interim-use permits issued, as of the report date, for that year. Since interim-use permits cannot be cancelled, this number is the same as Total Permits Issued.

PERMANENT RENEWED AND INTERIM ISSUED

For limited fisheries,this is a count of permanent permits that have been renewed for the year plus the number of interim-entry permits issued for the year. This number does not include cancelled permits.

For unlimited fisheries, this is a count of interim-use permits issued in the fishery as of the report date. Since interim-use permits are issued anew each year and are not renewed, this number is the same as Total Permits Issued.

PERMANENT PERMITS NOT RENEWED

For limited fisheries, this is a count of permanent permits that have not been renewed for the year. This number does not include cancelled permits or interim-entry permits. The number of Permanent Renewed and Interim Issued Permits plus the number of Non-renewed Permanent Permits equals the Active Permits.

Since interim-use permits are issued anew each year and are not renewed, a missing value (“.”) appears in this column for unlimited fisheries.

ACTIVE RESIDENT PERMITS

For limited fisheries, this is a count of the number of active permanent and interim-entry permits held by Alaska residents for the year. This number does not include permanent permits that have been cancelled.

For unlimited fisheries, this is a count of the number of interim-use permits held by Alaska residents for the year.

Residency is based on the declared residency (either Alaska resident of nonresident) of the year-end permit holder or the emergency transferor in the current report year. If residency is not declared, the address of the year-end permit holder or the emergency transferor in the current report year determines residency.

ACTIVE NONRESIDENT PERMITS

For limited fisheries,this is a count of the number of active permanent and interim-entry permits held by nonresidents for the year. This number does not include permanent permits that have been cancelled.

For unlimited fisheries,this is a count of the number of interim-use permits held by nonresidents for the year.

Residency is based on the declared residency (either Alaska resident of nonresident) of the year-end permit holder or the emergency transferor in the current report year. If residency is not declared, the address of the year-end permit holder or the emergency transferor in the current report year determines residency.

NUMBER OF PERMANENT TRANSFERS

For limited fisheries, the number of permanent transfers represents the number of permit transfers that have occurred in the year, as of the report date. More than one transfer may occur on a single permit in a year.

For unlimited fisheries, interim-use permits may not be transferred so a missing value (“.”) appears in the column for unlimited fisheries.

NUMBER OF EMERGENCY TRANSFERS

For limited fisheries, the number of emergency transfers represents the number of permit transfers that have occurred in the year, as of the report date. More than one transfer may occur on a single permit in a year.

For unlimited fisheries, interim-use permits may not be transferred so a missing value (“.”) appears in the column for unlimited fisheries.


(1) In the regulations and in other standard data tables, interim-entry permits in a limited fishery may be referred to as Interim-use permits. Limited fishery interim-use permits are distinguished from unlimited fishery interim-use permits simply by the fishery they are issued in.