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Shore Fishery Leasing Program

Contact Shore Fisheries Leasing Program

Dept. of Natural Resources
Div. of Mining, Land & Water
Shore Fisheries Unit
550 W 7th Ave Suite 900C
Anchorage, AK 99501-3576
Phone: (907) 269-8503
Fax: (907) 269-8913

Welcome to the Shore Fishery Leasing Program

As manager of most of the state's tidelands out to the three-mile limit, the Department of Natural Resources issues shore fishery (setnet) leases. A shore fishery lease gives the leaseholder first priority to use a shore fishery site for commercial salmon setnet fishing on state-owned tidelands. This "first priority" applies only when the leaseholder is personally fishing the site.
Public Notice of 2021 Shore Fishery Lease Extensions PDF (updated 9/4/2021) Public Notice of 2020 Shore Fishery Lease Applications and Maps Public Notice of 2019 Shore Fishery Lease Applications and Maps
To apply for a shore fishery lease you must:
  • have a valid limited entry permit or an interim-use salmon setnet permit.
  • be citizen of the United States.
  • be at least 18 years of age, or if under 18 years of age have a trustee appointed.
  • stake your site within thirty days of filing your application.
  • file an application between June 1 and October 15
  • inlcude a non-refundable application fee
Land Research Websites
photo of setnetter DNR Land Administrative System DNR Lands Records Information Alaska Mapper

Other Related Websites
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Commercial Fisheries Entry Commision
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
AquaNet: Fisheries and Marine Science Resources