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

Events

Call To Action

Proposed Halibut Regulations For Your Guests in 2016

The council passed a range of halibut regulation options for the IPHC to consider at its January meeting. More Information Area 2C One‐fish daily bag limit Reverse slot limit of U42” – O80” (must be ≤42” or ≥80”) If allocation is different than expected If the final... read more

Recent NPFMC Action on Halibut Bycatch

The Council reviewed a discussion paper on elements of the previously proposed framework for a new GOA trawl management structure, which was set forth in October 2014. The Council took action to add several options to the pre-existing Alternatives (Alternative 2 and... read more

DIPAC area closes for King Fishing

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the area around Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. fish hatchery to king salmon fishing. Anglers may not target, retain or possess king salmon. If they’re caught accidentally, they must stay in the water and be released... read more

SPORT FISHING CLOSED IN BEAR COVE

Beginning Thursday, August 13 the saltwater area of Bear Cove near Medvejie Hatchery is closed to sport fishing. The closure includes all waters of Bear Cove east of a line from a point on the Baranof Island shoreline at 57°00.63′ N. latitude, 135°09.80′... 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