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National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office

Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program

About the Community Development Quota Program

Western Alaska CDQ Program Eligible Communities and CDQ Groups
Western Alaska CDQ Program Eligible Communities and CDQ Groups (click for larger view)

The Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program allocates a percentage of all Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands quotas for groundfish, prohibited species, halibut, and crab to eligible communities. The purpose of the CDQ Program is to (i) to provide eligible western Alaska villages with the opportunity to participate and invest in fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; (ii) to support economic development in western Alaska; (iii) to alleviate poverty and provide economic and social benefits for residents of western Alaska; and (iv) to achieve sustainable and diversified local economies in western Alaska.

Program Information


Contact Information

Oversight and administrative issues

Seanbob Kelly, NMFS
PH: (907) 271-5195
Email: seanbob.kelly@noaa.gov


Groundfish CDQ fisheries

Steve Whitney, NMFS
PH: (907) 586-7269
Email: steven.whitney@noaa.gov


Halibut CDQ fisheries

NMFS Restricted Access Management
PH:(907) 586-7474 or 586-7202 (option #2)
PH: (800) 304-4846 (option #2)
Email: Contact Form




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Crab CDQ fisheries

Miranda Westphal
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
PH: (907) 581-1239
Email: miranda.westphal@alaska.gov


Associated Agencies/Groups