(Released: December 14, 2020)

CONTACT: Daniel Teske
Area Management Biologist
(907) 465-8152

Saltwater Charter Operators and Guides in Southeast Alaska Required to Use Electronic Logbook (eLogBook) in 2021

(Juneau) — Sport fishing guide businesses operating in Southeast Alaska salt waters will be required to use eLogBook to report their sport fish guiding activity starting in 2021. Under the new 2019–2028 Pacific Salmon Treaty and corresponding Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan (5 AAC 47.055), the Southeast Alaska sport fishery is to be managed inseason to meet its’ allocation, increasing the need for timelier fishery data. The goal of the eLogBook program is to decrease processing time and improve accuracy of logbook data. After an initial transition period, we hope eLogBook will also be beneficial to guides and operators as the application includes features designed to make electronic reporting accurate and efficient for guides and businesses.

For more information regarding eLogBook please visit: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=SFGuidesLicense.eLogbook