Alaska Aquaculture Permitting

Lease and permit information for commercial marine aquaculture activities

Permits for commercial marine aquaculture activities

Helpful Acronyms to Know

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Giant kelp. Photo: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA Fisheries

State Agencies:

  • ADEC: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • ADF&G: Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • ADNR: Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Federal Agencies and Designations:

  • NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service (also known as NOAA Fisheries)
  • USACE: United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • USCG: United States Coast Guard
  • USFWS: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • ESA: Endangered Species Act
  • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
  • EFH: Essential Fish Habitat
  • NHPA: National Historic Preservation Act
  • SHPO: State Historic Preservation Office