Alaska Subsistence Halibut Fishery Applications and Reporting Forms
Subsistence halibut is halibut caught by a rural resident or a member of an Alaska Native tribe for direct personal or family consumption as food, sharing for personal or family consumption as food, or customary trade.
Before fishing under the subsistence halibut regulations, fishermen must obtain a Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificate (SHARC). Special permits for community harvest, ceremonial, and educational purposes also are available to qualified Alaska communities and Alaska Native Tribes. Permit holders must comply with SHARC registration and reporting processes.
Species Covered By This Permit
- Pacific Halibut
- SHARC - Renewal Application (Online eFISH) for Individuals (Rural or Tribal)
- SHARC - Tribal Application for Alaska Native Tribal Officials to Apply on Behal…
- SHARC - Rural Application and Renewal for Individuals (PDF)
- SHARC - Tribal Application and Renewal for Individuals (PDF)
- Replacement of Certificates or Permits Application (PDF)
- Ceremonial Harvest Permit - New Applications and Renewals (PDF)
- Community Harvest Permit - Application and Renewal (PDF)
- Educational Harvest Permit Application (PDF)
What You Will Need
To fish for subsistence halibut in Alaska you must meet the requirements in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), or (g)(3) of 50 CFR 300.65: Catch sharing plan and domestic management measures in waters in and off Alaska.
- Eligible Communities: 300.65(g)(1)
- Eligible Tribes: 300.65(g)(2)
- Rural Resident: 300.65(g)(3)
- Maps: Rural and non-rural areas (Figures 2-7)