SEAGO is the voice of Southeast Alaska charter fishing and lodge operations in Alaska and their supporters. We are committed to representing the industry on all critical issues, for the long-term. Our mission is to promote the tradition of sport fishing in Southeast Alaska through reasonable regulations that ensure the long-term sustainability of our businesses and fish resources.
Sportfishing in Alaska generates more than 1.4 billion dollars per year in the Alaska economy, on everything from restaurants, lodging, and transportation, to clothing, gear, cultural and wildlife experiences, to guide services, fuel, and fishing licenses. This activity supports almost 16,000 jobs. Half of all tourism activity in Alaska comes from non-resident sport anglers. Directly or indirectly, every community and every citizen in Alaska benefit from the sportfishing industry. In Southeast Alaska, sportfishing generates about 3,000 jobs, $100 million in personal income, and $20 million in tax revenues. It is important to all Alaskans that sportfishing be a steady, sustainable, and integral part of our economy.
Call To Action
Management decisions rely on accurate accounting of commercial fisheries’ retained and discarded catch. In Alaska’s fixed gear groundfish and halibut fisheries, this is done through the North Pacific Observer Program. The Council has been working with the NMFS and...read more
This summer, ADFG is running the pilot program for its freshwater electronic logbook, to much reported success. Getting the Info The logbook itself collects information the Board of Fish and the NPFMC use to make allocation and management decisions for Chinook salmon,...read more
This emergency order opens Skagway’s Pullen Creek and Pullen Pond to king salmon fishing and establishes a bag and possession limit of four king salmon of any size for all anglers (both Alaska residents and nonresidents). King salmon caught in Pullen Creek and...read more
Sitka: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, harvest limits in the Redoubt Bay and Lake subsistence and sport fisheries will be increased. The individual/household possession limit of subsistence...read more
During the IPHC meeting in Juneau, SEAGO and ACA will be hosting a legislative reception as well as a charter industry meeting. The reception is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 25 at 7:00pm at the Hangar on the Wharf and will provide legislators, IPHC and other fishery...read more
Southeast Alaska Guides Organization for a meet and greet to discuss issues facing the SE charter industry and learn about the CATCH Program June 10 5:30-7:30 Clover Pass Resort (708 North Point Higgins Road, Ketchikan) You’ll find our board members and staff...read more
Less Restrictions for Happier Clients From December 7-12, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will focus on charter halibut for 2016 and many years to come. On the table are the 2016 regulations. Looking down the road, the council will also decide whether to...read more