User Authorization Types

User Authorization Types

  • Before a receiver, buyer, or processor of seafood products can use the eLandings system to submit reports they must establish a User operation account.
  • A User is an individual that has been designated to report seafood landings and production in the eLandings System.
  • Each individual that will use the eLandings System must be identified by name.
  • Each individual User must have their own user ID, and must be authorized to make reports for at least one operation.
  • The Administer Operations subsystem of eLandings is based on user Accounts and Operations.
Authorization Type NameUser Rights


Read-onlyView all reports for an operation, but is not allowed to make edits. Read-Only User accounts can search for and see landing reports. A read-only user cannot create or edit landing reports. Read-Only users are typically set up for Processor Home Office accounting staff (i.e. in Seattle) to allow them to see the tickets generated by the processing plants (i.e. in Kodiak). 
Limited Create landing and production reports, and to edit those reports as long as they have not been edited by another user. Limited users are able to create landing reports. They are able to see and edit the landing report as long as they are the last person to have to have edited the landing. Once another user edits the landing report, the limited user can no longer see or edit the landing report. The typically indicates the report has been handed off to someone else to finalize. Normally this authorization type is used for dock-side staff. They create the original electronic ticket for the fisherman. Once the paper copy of the ticket is sent to the main office and additional edits are made, the dock-side shack staff don't need to access that ticket any longer. 
NormalCreate, view, and edit all reports. Normal users are able to create and edit landing reports on an operation. Normal users are not able to modify the operation or grant other users access to the operation. 
Admin View and edit all reports. Administer operations and users. Admin users are able to create and edit landing reports. An Admin user can also modify the operation, add child operations, and grant others access to the operation. An admin user may choose to receive email notifications regarding reports associated with this operation.


  • For the purposes of the eLandings system, an operation is defined as an entity that will receive seafood product and will complete landing and production reports, as well as IFQ reports.
  • A landing report is defined as the initial or first exchange of seafood product from the harvester to a second party.
  • The second party may be a buyer, receiver, processor or expediter.
  • The landing report is the form used to generate one or more ADF&G fish ticket(s), and one or more IFQ report (s).
  • The Consolidated report tool is a landing report that is generated by production reports within a specific date range.

The range of seafood you receive and process and the areas in which you fish, will determine your Operation type. There are a number of different licenses and permits that may be required.

  • The State of Alaska (ADF&G) requires that all buyers of seafood product obtain an annual Intent to Operate license, commonly referred to as the ADF&G Processor License Code or "Metal Plate".
  • NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires processors or receivers of federally managed groundfish species obtain a Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP) or Federal Processors Permit (FPP).
    • Buyers or receivers of IFQ/CDQ halibut or sablefish must obtain a federal Registered Buyers Permit (RB).
  • The Crab Rationalization Program is exclusive to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island (BSAI) king and tanner crab fisheries and each receiver of rationalized crab must obtain a Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) permit.

As stated above, an entity that is licensed to receive seafood product with the State of Alaska can register an operation in the eLandings system. Most buyers, receivers, or processors of seafood product have only one operation. 

  • In some cases, a business may need to establish a separately licensed or permitted operation. 
  • A unique operation is defined as having a distinct combination of any of the following permits:
    • ADF&G processor code
    • Federal Processing Permit (FPP)
    • Federal Fishing Permit (FFP)
    • Federal Registered Buyer (RB) 
    • Federal Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) (Rationalized BSAI crab).

If the combination of any of these permits differs, then the operation is unique.