Hired Skipper Privileges Changing in Halibut/Sablefish IFQ Fisheries

Frank Miles of Kodiak, who made the proposal, said that grandfather/hired skipper privileges had led to widespread abuse of the 20 percent boat ownership requirement, and that the hired skipper privileges promoted leasing of quota and the common practice of charging excessive rents. Read the rest here  17:58

  • chris scola

    Hopefully this becomes law in all IFQ / catch share fisheries.

    • borehead

      Catch Shares in NE was an atomic bomb. I’d like to see all of these programs disappear. This change should have been written into these schemes from the beginning.