Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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The Commission generates revenue primarily from two sources: the issuance of commercial fishing permits and vessel licensing. Additional revenues come from research and data processing for services and reports requested by the public, fishing organizations and fisheries research groups. Total revenue for FY96 was 5.1 million. This increased from FY95 because a statutory change increased vessel licensing fees which now vary from $20 to $750 based on vessel length.

A portion of revenue generated by the agency comes from federal funding for work performed in developing data for federal reports and research projects. Although the amount is small, there is a significant increase in federal funding collected than in prior years.

The Commission operates on general fund program receipts, meaning the income it generates funds the overall operation of the agency. To date, about twice as much revenue is generated than spent on the operational budget of the agency. The agency has been operating on a maintenance budget for several years and applying its resources toward priority demands.

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
General Fund 2541.2 2534.6 2638.9 2638.9 2606.9
Full-Time 38 35 33 32 32
Part-Time 3 4 4 5 5
Temporary 2 2 2 2 2
Staff Months 485.5 468.5 437.0 432.0 431.5

Revenue - All Sources

CFEC Revenue

Revenue Source* Fiscal Year 1996

Permit Fees

$ 4,304,020
Vessel License Fees 777,100
Limited Entry Application Fees

Field Office User Fees 10,840
Fines/Arrearages 8,800
NSF Check Penalties 625
Refunds Paid (72,757)
Miscellaneous Revenue
(Special Requests, Reports, & Misc.)


Total Revenue

$ 5,104,621

*This report indicates total revenue during the specified time period from each source, regardless of the license year; it may include fees for permits and vessel licenses for 1995, 1996, and 1997.

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