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Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land and Water

Shore Fishery Leasing Program

Welcome to the Shore Fishery Leasing Program

As manager of most of the state's tidelands out to the three-mile limit, the Department of Natural Resources issues shore fishery (setnet) leases. A shore fishery lease gives the leaseholder first priority to use a shore fishery site for commercial salmon setnet fishing on state-owned tidelands. This "first priority" applies only when the leaseholder is personally fishing the site.

To apply for a shore fishery lease you must:
  • have a valid limited entry permit or an interim-use salmon setnet permit.
  • be citizen of the United States.
  • be at least 18 years of age, or if under 18 years of age have a trustee appointed.
  • stake your site within thirty days of filing your application.
  • file an application between June 1 and October 15
  • inlcude a non-refundable application fee
Land Research Websites
DNR Land Administrative System
  • Land Administrative System Search Instructions PDF
  • DNR Lands Records Information
  • Land Records Search Instructions PDF
  • Other Related Websites
    Alaska Department of Fish and Game
    Commercial Fisheries Entry Commision
    Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
    AquaNet: Fisheries and Marine Science Resources
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