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) 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 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.

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· ALL The Southeast Regional Office is experiencing technical difficulties with the phone lines and cannot receive any calls into the building. As a result, the Catch Share Support line is unable to take calls as well. If you need assistance, please email NMFS.SER.CatchShare@noaa.gov, call 727-215-1159, or call 727-460-2475. Catch Share Support is monitoring email and will respond to any questions. Vessels can make 3-hour notifications through their VMS unit, by logging into their Shareholder Account, or calling 321-676-9613. Vessels can make their trip declarations on their tablet or by calling 888-219-9228 and selecting option #5.
· ALL The IFQ Online System will be down on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 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.

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

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2024 IFQ Landings in (gutted pounds)

Share Category Share Cap % Quota 2024 Landings to Date % Quota Landed Quota Remaining
DWG 14.704321 1,024,000 127,295 12.4 896,705
GAG 2.349938 147,000 68,445 46.5 78,555
SWG 7.266147 525,000 39,295 7.4 485,705
RED GR 4.331882 2,790,000 1,139,781 40.8 1,650,219
RED SNAPPER 6.020300 7,493,784 3,091,612 41.2 4,402,172
TILE 12.212356 582,000 79,054 13.5 502,946

*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