"To preserve and protect the rights and resources of Alaska's recreational angler."
The Alaska Charter Association seeks to preserve and protect public access fishing rights and the marine resources saltwater fishermen need, and for the Alaska fishing charter fleet to best serve the recreational fishery.
You know running a charter fishing business is not easy. Few are those who can afford their own boats to experience the sea and its bounty. Few know fishing is one of the most highly regulated industries in the USA. Your membership in the ACA gives us a unified voice and consistent representation. A handful of us can track or attend the hearings when regulations are decided. Join ACA and help level the playing field.
Don't miss out on the latest developments in Alaska's sport fisheries. Learn how the charter industry makes a difference. We publish a newsletter about sportfishing on charter boats in Alaska. You don't need your mom's permission to sign up for our free Alaska Charter News.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets this month, and produced a report on a funding mechanism for a boost in allocation for the guided angler sector in the Pacific Halibut fishery in Alaska. You can download a summary powerpoint of the plans here.
It's time for our sportfishing clients to be counted!
With the formation of a Recreational Quota Entity just around the corner, we will need a means for guided anglers to get engaged in the regulatory process.
Encourage your clients to sign up now and support our efforts to improve recreational fishing in Alaska.