Commercial Fishing Permits for Halibut: The Facts

Commercial Fishing Permits

Are you interested in fishing for Halibut in Alaskan waters? Does it feel like you don’t quite have all of the documentation you need to get your business “off the ground,” so to speak? Here at the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we have commercial fishing permits for all over the United States. Some of our most popular are the halibut Alaska commercial fishing permits. This makes sense, as there is so much opportunity in those waters. 

Commercial Fishing Permits

Not all of our fishing permits for Alaska are commercial. For example, we also offer CHPs (or “Charter Halibut Permits) as well. The truth is that, for many fishing for Pacific Halibut in Alaskan waters can be a really good time. So, these permits allow charter folks to make money in the manner that they would like. That said, keep in mind: you need to have a copy of this CHP on board when retaining and catching halibut on a charter fishing trip. If you have any questions about where and when you can use these permits, we’ll be glad to answer them. 

Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program 

In the early 90s, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council wanted to improve the product quality of their halibut and sablefish, while getting rid of any gear conflicts and improving safety. That’s where the Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) came from. To make proper use of this form and to be in compliance, you’re going to require US Coast Guard vessel documentation, too. Here at the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we’re more than happy to offer that as well. 

The Promise of Alaskan Halibut

You’ve almost assuredly heard of Pacific Halibut. If you haven’t, then the odds are still good that you’ve heard of them by their nickname: “barn doors.” That’s a testament to just how big some of these salmon can get. Indeed, they are the single largest species of flatfish. You may have heard in the past that the population was declining, but it’s actually been increasing every year since 2013. The fishing season for these in the region tends to end around the time that the Pacific halibut spawn, sometime in November. However, they open in March, giving professionals about eight solid months of fishing. 

Fishing Permits As Far As the Eye Can See 

These are just a couple of the permits that we offer which make it possible to make money off of fishing in Alaska. While there are any number of great regions for fishing, all around North America, Alaska stands out for it’s essentially endless opportunity. To take full advantage of that, however, you want to be in compliance with the powers that be. Between our mobile-optimized site, easy to use interface, simplified renewal, document processors, and more, we have any number of ways of helping commercial fishing pros like yourself to get back out on the water faster. Questions? Just call us at (866) 292-4204 or contact us directly here on our website.

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