IFQ holders pay for the cost of their fisheries. Bills are in the mail. Cost fees for IFQ halibut, sablefish, crab fisheries – 2013

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –  IFQ  holders pay for the cost of their fisheries. Bills are in the mail – Near the end of each year, bills are sent out to Alaska fishermen who hold IFQs for o  halibut and  sablefish.  They pay an annual fee to the federal government to cover the costs for managing and enforcing those fisheries.  The fee, which is capped at three percent, is based on dock prices and averaged across the state. [email protected] 16:08

  • jj

    The best argument against quotas I ever heard. I knew they would be taxed eventually.