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
U44:O80, NO Annual Limit The news you have all been waiting for is this season’s catch allocation. At the December Council meeting, we suggested that Southeast management measures at the Spawning Potential Ratio (SPR) or higher not have an annual limit, and have a...read more
SEAGO is following fisheries and budget bills to keep you informed. As of this week, there are no bills proposed which directly affect the charter sector. Other Fisheries bills are described below. The Alaska Board of Fisheries has requested that the Legislature...read more
You might have received an e-mail from ADFG Sport Fish Division noting that saltwater licensing is back in place, with associated fees supporting the work of our Sport Fish Division, and freshwater guides/businesses are still required to register. This change relates...read more
The Council is meeting next week, with one guided sportfishing issue on the agenda. The issue is possession of mixed guided and unguided halibut on a single fishing vessel, and was raised by the Enforcement Committee. This issue has the potential to affect mixed-use...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