A Community Quota Entity (CQE) is a Non-Profit Corporation that has been authorized by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (NPFMC) to acquire and hold fishing privileges for the exclusive use of small fishing dependent communities in the Gulf of Alaska. Communities eligible to form CQE’s include 42 communities in the Gulf of Alaska and the official list can be found at: http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/rr/tables/tabl21.pdf.
CQE Central is dedicated to providing all CQE eligible communities an easy way to obtain and process all information related to the formation and management of community quota entities (CQE’s). Much of this information is available buried in the federal register, on the NOAA website and elsewhere but nowhere else can you find a site dedicated just to CQE issues and making CQE information easy to find and understand.
Our desire for this site is that you would find the information you need, find tools to help you make decisions, keep up with changing regulations and CQE relevant news, and, if you wish, to engage in discussions on CQE related subjects of interest to you. Charles McCallum, Executive Director for the Gulf of Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition (GOAC3), will be hosting a blog bimonthly on various topics regarding the Community Quota Entities. We plan on adding other blogs as we develop the site. We would like to have as much community resident participation as possible to comment or make suggestions on the various blog topics. Please feel free to contact Charles “Chuck” McCallum or Miranda Christiansen at any time with suggestions and concerns that you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.