Our Mission

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.

Industry Impact

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.

Fish News


Call To Action

June 2016 NPFMC Meeting – GOA Trawl Fishery

The June 2016 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) meeting ended today after five days of discussion surrounding Gulf of Alaska (GOA) groundfish trawl fisheries.  The GOA groundfish fishery does not have the quota system most Alaska fisheries are known... read more

Lingcod – Southern SE Regulations

SOUTHEAST ALASKA 2016 LINGCOD SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS SET FOR THE SOUTHERN SOUTHEAST ALASKA AREA The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the lingcod sport fishing seasons, bag and possession limits, annual limits, and size limits have been... read more

Lingcod 2016 – Northern Southeast

SOUTHEAST ALASKA 2016 LINGCOD SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS SET FOR THE NORTHERN SOUTHEAST ALASKA AREA The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the lingcod sport fishing seasons, bag and possession limits, annual limits, and size limits have... read more

Sitka Area Pelagic Rockfish Limit Reduced

EXPLANATION: This emergency order reduces the sport bag limit of pelagic rockfish in the Sitka vicinity from five to three fish per day and 10 fish to six fish in possession in order to reduce the harvest of pelagic rockfish. REGULATION: Under this emergency order the... read more

The Charter Industry Comes to Juneau

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

SEAGO Meet & Greet

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

Solving Charter Halibut Problems

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