Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP)/ Federal Processor Permit (FPP) Permit Program

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

The Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP) is required for vessels of the United States which are used to fish for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska or Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. This permit is also required for vessels used to fish for any non-groundfish species and that are required to retain any bycatch of groundfish under 50 CFR Part 679. Non-groundfish species includes but is not limited to halibut, crab, salmon, scallops, and herring. "Fishing" is a broad term and includes, for example: harvesting, processing, tendering, support, etc. These are non-transferable, three year permits, issued on request and without charge to vessel owners.

The Federal Processor Permit (FPP) is required for stationary floating processors (processing vessels that operate solely within Alaska State waters). The permit also is required for shoreside processors that receive and/or process groundfish harvested from Federal waters (or from any Federally-permitted vessels). FPPs are non-transferable, three year permits, issued to owners on request and without charge.

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Metadata Date February 9, 2017
Metadata Created Date August 8, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Frequency Of Update daily

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Metadata Date February 9, 2017
Metadata Created Date August 8, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Responsible Party Alaska Regional Office (Point of Contact, Custodian); ()
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