Fees for Halibut, Sablefish, Crab Program Costs Increase for 2018
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. Alaska fishermen who hold catch shares of halibut, sablefish and Bering Sea crab and whitefish pay an annual fee to the federal government to cover management and enforcement costs for those fisheries.
The fee, which is capped at 3 percent, is based on dock prices through September and averaged across the state.
This month bills went out to 1,834 holders of halibut and sablefish quota shares, down 60 from last year.
The fee is up slightly for this year...
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