Groundfish Fisheries Permits

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region's office in Seattle, Washington manages Pacific Coast groundfish limited entry permits, quota share permits and accounts, vessel accounts, first receiver site licenses, and cooperative applications for the at-sea whiting sectors. The forms for actions on these permits and licenses can be found by selecting an option below. If you have questions related to these permits and licenses or the associated forms, please contact the Fisheries Permit Office at 206.526.4353. Permits for other West Coast fisheries are listed below.

Other West Coast Fishing Permits

Scientific Research Permits, Letters of Authorization for Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing Permits

Contact: Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Program at 206.526.6140

Coastal Pelagic Species Permit
Contact: Permits Coordinator at 562.980.4238

High Seas Fishing 
Contact: Permits Coordinator at 562.980.4238

Highly Migratory Species Permit (Pacific)
Contact: Permits Coordinator at 562.980.4238

Alaska Federal Fishery Permits
Contact: Alaska Regional Permit Office at 800.304.4846