Welcome to the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) Catch Share Programs - Public Home

This page is home to the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs for commercial Red Snapper (RS-IFQ, 2007-current) and Grouper-Tilefish (GT-IFQ, 2010-current), the Bluefin Tuna Individual Bycatch Quota (BFT, 2015-current)
program, and the Headboat Collaborative pilot (HBC, 2014-2015) program. The IFQ programs are intended to reduce the race to catch quotas by allocating individual fishermen quota that can be harvested throughout the fishing
year. The BFT program is intended to limit bluefin tuna landings and discards and provide fishermen with incentives to avoid bluefin tuna interactions. The two-year HBC pilot program was intended to evaluate the viability of an
allocation-based management strategy for the headboat sector. Each program is intended to achieve both conservation and economic goals through more efficient and more profitable harvesting and marketing practices.

Important Messages - Please Read Before Logging Into Your Account

· ALL The IFQ Online System will be down on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM ET for scheduled system maintenance.
· ALL There are a number of helpful resources available under Additional Information located on the top menu bar. Information includes Frequently Asked Questions, Troubleshooting Guide (for assistance with website functions), copies of Catch Up on Catch Shares Newsletter, and other reference materials.
· ALL The Fisheries Finance Program provides financing for the purchase or refinancing of existing debt for IFQ. Max Term is 25 yrs, fixed rate interest at 2% above the Treasury Rate for borrowing at the terms requested with no prepayment penalties. Call 727-551-5726 for more information.
· ALL Occasionally, the Catch Share Online System displays an error message that makes it appear the online system is not working properly. If this occurs, users should clear the cache and Internet browser history. Once clear, refresh the page and the site may then load. Instructions for how to clear the cache and internet browser history in the three most commonly used Internet browsers can be found under Additional Information.

IFQ Customer Support Toll-Free 866-425-7627

IFQ Customer Support Email NMFS.SER.CatchShare@noaa.gov

BFT Customer Service Line 301-427-8591

BFT Customer Service Email NMFS.HMS.IBQ@noaa.gov

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2022 IFQ Landings in (gutted pounds)

Share Category Share Cap % Quota 2022 Landings to Date % Quota Landed Quota Remaining
DWG 14.704321 1,024,000 512,428 50.0 511,572
GAG 2.349938 939,000 611,361 65.1 327,639
SWG 7.266147 525,000 131,302 25.0 393,698
RED GR 4.331882 2,790,000 2,095,006 75.0 694,994
RED SNAPPER 6.020300 6,937,838 5,918,054 85.3 1,019,784
TILE 12.212356 582,000 346,477 59.5 235,523

*IFQ landings listed here are updated each time this page is loaded, representing the most current landings.

IFQ Customer Support Toll-Free 866-425-7627
IFQ Customer Support Email NMFS.SER.CatchShare@noaa.gov

BFT Catch Accounting for 2022 in whole weight

Share Cat. Quota Distributed (lb) Quota Applied (lb) Quota Debt (lb) % Quota Remaining Quota Remaining (lb)
NED 55,115 0 0 100.0 55,115
PSG 121,420 33,143 0 72.0 88,277
PLL 360,656 221,511 0 38.0 139,145
PLL ATL 232,986 205,568 0 11.0 27,418
PLL GOM 127,670 15,943 0 87.0 111,727

BFT Customer Service Line 301-427-8591
BFT Customer Service Email NMFS.HMS.IBQ@NOAA.gov