The majority of Alaska's federally managed fisheries are now accessed through the purchase of quota shares, known as "units". Different questions and calculations are involved in making a decision to purchase federal quota shares vs. a State of Alaska limited entry permit. Alaska Sea Grant has developed a spreadsheet to help analyze the costs and benefits of quota share purchases for both halibut and sablefish.
This Excel-based calculator analyzes costs whether you fish the quota on your own boat or on someone else's. It also includes a converter to translate quota shares into poundage. You will need Microsoft Excel to use this spreadsheet. Click to "enable macros" when opening.
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This pdf provides detailed instructions on how to use the Q-calc spreadsheet.
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