Our Mission

SEAGO is the voice of Southeast Alaska sport 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, the marine sportfishing industry generates about 1,600 jobs, contributes roughly $140 million to the economy, and produces approximately $15 million in State and local tax revenue. It is important to all Alaskans that sportfishing be a steady, sustainable, and integral part of our economy.

Fish News

Call To Action

Charter Halibut Permit Online Renewal

Ever wonder why NOAA Fisheries offered only a paper option since requiring annual renewals for Charter Halibut Permits beginning in 2020? SEAGO did, and followed up numerous times with the agency encouraging the development of an electronic application. CHP online...

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Halibut Regulations 2023

SEAGO executive director Forrest Braden spent this week in Victoria, BC at the International Halibut Commission (IPHC) annual meeting working with commissioners, managers, and stakeholders to protect Southeast guided halibut regulations from further encroachment....

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Halibut limits for 2023- What’s possible.

Council Adopts Halibut Limit Look Up Table; Final Limits in January You want to know what the halibut limits will be for your guests in 2023. We all do. Unfortunately, a firm answer is still a little over a month away when the International Pacific Halibut Commission...

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December Update: Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

Those of you tracking national legislation may have heard that Rep. Don Young (R-AK) is pushing forward a rewrite of the bill to reauthorize the MSA. Many of the proposals for change are coming from the recreational sector, which has a stronger national political...

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Southeast Habitat Protection

SEAGO is proud to have signed on to two Southeast campaigns to protect our salmon habitat within the Tongass National Forest: T77 and maintaining Forest Service management of Tongass lands.? By supporting these efforts, SEAGO joins individuals, conservation groups,...

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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...

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