Southeast Regional Office
Catch Shares Programs
This page is the login portal 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.