Commercial Fishing Permit for Alaskan Halibut: New Changes and More

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Are you interested in fishing for Halibut in Alaska commercially, but aren’t sure which permits are right for you and your vessel? Or, have you been searching for a way to expedite the commercial fishing permit process? Getting the right permit should never slow your business down, nor should it be something that a commercial fishing professional needs to worry about. Here at our fishing permits site, you can find the right permit for your needs, no matter what you’re fishing for and where you’re fishing for it. 

Every Alaskan Halibut Commercial Fishing Permit 

As you might imagine, halibut fishing in Alaska is popular. That’s why we have many different forms for doing so available at our site. For example, as of this writing, you can find an Application for Transfer of Charter Halibut Permit (CHP). You can also find the Application for Community Charter Halibut Permit (CCHP) in addition to the Application for Transfer (Lease) Between Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Guided Angler Fish (GAF) Community Quota Entity forms. Those are just some of the forms we offer. With acronyms that are so similar (CHP and CCHP), we understand that some of this can be a bit confusing sometimes. That’s why our staff is always happy to answer any questions you might have. 

New Forms 

Commercial fishing regulations have been with us essentially since the beginning. That said, they tend to change quite often. Case in point: Pacific Halibut. Starting in 2020, Charter Halibut Permits (the CHPs) had to be registered annually with the authorities. Moreover, before catching as well as retaining halibut on a charter fishing trip, the vessel must have a “new, original” version of the Charter Halibut Permit. If you want to transfer these forms, it’s just one of the many functions of our site. 

Halibut: On the Rise 

The good news is that, as of this writing, Pacific halibut are above target population levels. They’re nowhere near being overfished and are in fact fished at recommended levels. If you’ve been fishing for some time, then you know this wasn’t always the case. Indeed, from 1997 all the way to 2013, the Pacific halibut population was in decline. Now, it’s been rising for the past seven-plus years. What this can mean for you: if you were considering getting into fishing Pacific halibut, or concentrating your efforts there, now is a great time to do so. 

Beyond Halibut 

With the above paragraph in mind, it’s important to note that there are plenty of other fish out there that are not-overfished, have increasing population levels, and can bring you quite a bit of money. You can find just about all of the permits you’ll need to fish them at our site, too. We understand that when it comes to commercial fishing, you didn’t get into the business so that you could fill out forms. So, if you have any questions about these forms or others, our staff is more than happy to help at: (866) 292-4204 or send us an email. 

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