Stock Transport Permit (5 AAC 41.295)
Applying for Stock Transport Permit (from facility to facility)
A Stock Transport Permit is required to import and/or transfer stock between a hatchery and/or aquatic farms in the state of Alaska. The department must issue a Stock Transport Permit before shipment of any seedstock may occur. The receiving entity to where the seedstock is being transported to is responsible for applying for this type of permit.
To request approval to transport stock, use the Stock Transport Permit application form and submit it to the department at least 45 days before the requested date of transport.
*NEW* ADF&G has launched the My Farm online service that will allow operation permit holders to access their ADF&G permit information, apply for stock transport permits, aquatic stock acquisition permits, and submit annual report information. Please transition to using this service. To set up a My Farm account, please contact the Permit Coordinator for information.
If you are unable to use the My Farm services, use the application forms below.
Seedstock acquired from and transported to an aquatic farm or hatchery are generally from a department-approved seed source. You can find a list of certified seed sources here. For transports between farm sites that are not previously approved, a pathology inspection may be required. Contact the Permit Coordinator for additional information.
Larval Drift Zone and Genetic Policy
Transport of shellfish or invertebrate stock (with the exception of oysters) between aquatic farm(s) and/or hatchery will be limited to waters within an approved larval drift zone as referenced in 5 AAC 41.41.295(d). The zones are depicted on the Genetic Larval Drift Zone Map (PDF 61 kB).
For transfer of aquatic plant species, the current genetic policy requires that the seed stock must be created from broodstock collected within 50km by water from the grow-out location. Please contact a permitted hatchery to ensure there is space available for your specific stock requirements.
Broodstock Transport Permit
To request approval to acquire wild stock for the purpose of providing broodstock for a hatchery, you will need an Aquatic Stock Acquisition Permit.