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Community Quota and License Programs for Community Quota Entities

Certain federal limited access programs provide eligible Alaskan communities an opportunity to improve their economies with special fishery-related privileges. In these programs, eligible communities can form nonprofit entities called Community Quota Entities (CQEs). If a CQE represents a community eligible for privileges under a particular management program, the CQE may request no-cost community permits or purchase commercial Quota Share (QS). All CQE's are required to submit an annual activity report to NOAA Fisheries by January 31 of each year.