Alaska Sport Charter Halibut Applications and Reporting Forms
Charter Halibut Permits (CHPs) must be registered annually with NOAA Fisheries. A CHP Annual Registration Application must be submitted to and approved by NOAA Fisheries. Upon approval, NOAA Fisheries will mail a new, original version of the CHP, which must be on board before catching and retaining halibut on a charter fishing trip. The registration process must be completed each calendar year before a CHP is used. For more information, see the CHP Annual Registration FAQs or contact Restricted Access Management (RAM).
The Charter Halibut Limited Access Program established new federal Charter Halibut Permits (CHPs) for operators in the sport charter halibut fishery in International Pacific Halibut Commission regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska). Since February 1, 2011, all charter halibut vessel operators in Areas 2C and 3A with clients onboard must have a valid CHP onboard during every charter vessel fishing trip.
Species Covered By This Permit
- Pacific Halibut
What You Will Need
If a GAF permit holder is unable to submit a GAF landings report due to hardware, software, or Internet failure for a period longer than the required reporting time, or a correction must be made to information already submitted, the GAF permit holder must contact NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, Juneau, AK, at 800-304-4846 (Select Option 1).