FishBiz Project

Financial and business tools for Alaska commercial seafood harvesters brought to you by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program

IFQ Calculator

Photo credit Alaska Sea Grant.

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.


Q-calc HOT

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.

Author Greg Fisk File Size 31.5 KB Download

Q-calc instructions HOT

This pdf provides detailed instructions on how to use the Q-calc spreadsheet.

Author Greg Fisk File Size 112.66 KB Download