The Betraying of the Fleet - IFQ Ownership Facts
IFQ Ownership - The Facts
Current Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) ownership is relatively similar to initial issuance, although Washington residents have lost share in halibut since 2000 and lost share in sablefish since 2005. Conversely, Alaska residents share of those fisheries, since those years, has increased (Tables 1 and 2 above).
One of the biggest shifts of this nature took place in Washington in 2017 (see Tables 3 and 4 above). Coupled with the findings in Tables 1 and 2 above, it is clear that ownership is increasingly trending towards Alaska residents.