New halibut fishing Regulations will go into affect starting 2011, NPHC has implemented a moratorium on the Alaska charter boat fleet. If Boat owners did not fish for halibut and log catches in the years of 2004,2005 they will not be able to get a permit to do halibut charters starting the year 2011. This new law will not affect Brad Saalsaa owner of AWC&G due to over 20years of Ketchikan charter fishing experience. many lodges and charter operators will need to buy a over priced permit or get out of the business. This is something to consider when booking a Alaska fishing trip, You must ask if the lodge boats or day charters will be allowed to fish for halibut. Its more reason to choose your Alaska fishing trip with AWC.