Alaska Charter Association

To Protect the Rights and Conserve the Resources of Alaska's Sport Fishery
Alaska Charter News: 
March 2018
NMFS Issues Final Rule on Halibut Regs for 2018
Charter Halibut Regulations Finally Finalized:

The Interim Final Rule revises regulations applicable to the charter halibut fisheries in Area 2C and Area 3A as follows:
  • Area 2C (Southeast Alaska): Charter operators will have a one fish daily bag limit, with a reverse slot limit that allows retention of halibut less than 38 inches, or greater than 80 inches, and no annual limit.
  • Area 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska): Charter operators will have a two fish daily bag limit, maximum size limit of less than or equal to 28 inches on one of those halibut, and a four fish annual limit. In addition, Wednesdays will be closed to charter fishing in 3A all season, along with six Tuesday (July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, and August 14) closures in the summer. Vessels and charter permit holders will continue to be limited to one trip per day.

Win a Fishing Trip for Two Anglers for 2018 or 2019

A total of $13,140 in Prizes!
There are 500 raffle tickets for this raffle! 

We will continue to sell tickets throughout the summer fishing season. The winning tickets will be drawn on Labor Day - September 3 rd, 2018, at the Wild Strawberry Lodge. You can buy raffle ticket(s) while you are here fishing this summer!

This is a great opportunity to win a fishing trip for two people at the Wild Strawberry Lodge as one of FOUR Terrific Prizes to be raffled off as a fundraiser for the Alaska Charter Association (ACA)!

(Permit # 3064 for Alaska Charter Association)

Alaska Premier Charters, Inc. in Sitka, Alaska has DONATED FOUR Prizes for this raffle fundraiser!  They are as follows:

  • 1st Prize- A 3 day / 4 night fishing & lodging package for two people with a $5,990 value! 
  • 2nd Prize- A 2 day / 3 night fishing & lodging package for two people with a $4,150 value! 
  • 3rd Prize- Value of $2,000 to be applied as a credit towards a fishing & lodging package!
  • 4th Prize- Value of $1,000 to be applied as a credit towards a fishing & lodging package!

Raffle tickets can be purchased with your credit card over the phone by calling Alaska Premier Charters, Inc. at: 1-800-770-2628  or  1-907-747-3232 OR by mailing a check to: 
Alaska Premier Charters, Inc. 724 Siginaka Way Sitka, AK 99835.

Even if you have already purchased your fishing trip for 2018, you can still buy a raffle ticket(s) and have a chance to be reimbursed for up to the value of your prize ( from $5,990 to $1,000) by applying it to your booked fishing trip, OR add more people to your fishing party!

This important benefit will raise money to help the Alaska Charter Association travel to and attend important fisheries meetings to protect Alaska's vital Sport Fisheries. ACA's work is crucial to the viability of the Sport Fishing Sector in a Commercially-Driven Industry. ACA is there to attend these meetings, which may affect your future sport fishing access to fish resources in Alaska.

The ACA works to preserve and protect the rights and resources of Alaska's recreational anglers and to serve as a voice of the marine charter industry on local, state and federal and international issues affecting the sports fishing industry. ACA. needs your support! For more information about the Alaska Charter Association and who they represent, you can go to their website at:

Please consider helping out the ACA. with your financial support by buying a raffle ticket(s).
The four winning raffle tickets will be drawn on September 3rd, 2018 and you do NOT have to be present to win!
For more information or to purchase a raffle ticket(s), you can call Operator of the Raffle:
Theresa Weiser toll free at: 1-800-770-2628 Or 1-907-747-3232 or email us at

North Council Meets in Anchorage April 2-10

The Council will meet next month in Anchorage with several items on agenda for the charter industry. You can find out more about the meeting here.
Agenda Item C.3: Charter Halibut Annual Permit Registration - Final Action.

Agenda Item C.4: Mixing of Guided and Unguided Halibut - Final Action.

The NPFMC has a New Online Public Comment Portal. Check it out here.

(Comments for this meeting are due by noon March 30th.)

  • Because you find most of your time is being spent in damage control brought on by regulations that continue to decrease fishing opportunity for your clients.
  • Because you have no time to attend important meetings that may further impact your future. 
  • You belong to the Alaska Charter Association.
If your dreams include flying scales and full fish totes, you 
need the Alaska Charter Association to inform, educate, and fight for you 
at these important fisheries meetings. 

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