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), 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.
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