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National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office

Subsistence Halibut Fishing in Alaska

Program Information

halibut on longline
Halibut on longline. Photo: John Hyde, ADF&G

Before fishing under the subsistence halibut regulations, fishermen must obtain a Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificate (SHARC). Special permits for community harvest, ceremonial, and educational purposes also are available to qualified Alaska communities and Alaska Native Tribes. Permit holders must comply with SHARC registration and reporting processes.


Applications


Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificate (SHARC)


Community, Ceremonial and Educational Permit Applications and Logs


Replacement Application


Reports

Subsistence Halibut Reports


SHARCs and Permits Issued 2014
(updated daily)
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
List of all SHARCs issued, by holder: .pdf  or .csv .pdf  or .csv .pdf  or .csv .pdf  or .csv .pdf  or .csv .pdf  or .csv .pdf  or .csv .pdf  or .csv
List of Tribal SHARC holders, by eligible Tribe: .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf
List of Rural SHARC holders, by eligible Community: .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf
Summary counts of SHARCs issued: .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf
Special Permits issued: (includes Community Harvest, Ceremonial and Educational Permits) .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf .pdf

Regulations

Regulations to implement subsistence halibut fishing were published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2003 and became effective May 15, 2003. To participate in this fishery, you must hold a Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificate (SHARC).


Contact Information

Restricted Access Management Program
National Marine Fisheries Service
PO Box 21668
Juneau, AK 99802-1668
Phone: (907) 586-7474 or 586-7202 (option #2)
Phone: (800) 304-4846 (option #2)
Fax: (907) 586-7354
Email: RAM Program



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