Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Commercial Use Authorization Activity-Specific Stipulations
Attachment XX – 2018 Guided Sport Fishing Stipulations
Marine and freshwater sport fishing guide services are authorized only in Glacier Bay National Preserve and the section of Glacier Bay National Park along the outer coast north and west of Lituya Bay. "Sport fishing guide services," as defined under Alaska Statute (AS16.40.299 - Definitions) "means assistance, for compensation or with the intent to receive compensation, to a sport fisherman to take or to attempt to take fish by accompanying or physically directing the sport fisherman in sport fishing activities during any part of a sport fishing trip;" Therefore the permittee, employees, or their representatives may not accompany or physically direct sport fisherman in fishing activities in those areas where sport fishing guide services is prohibited.
The Permittee and their guide(s) operating under this permit are required to possess the following:
A current sport fishing business registration (as applicable) issued by Alaska Department of Game and Fish.
A current resident or nonresident guide license(s) (as applicable) issued by the Alaska Department of Game and Fish.
A current Alaska sport fishing license, tags, stamps or permits that are required to engage in the sport fishery for which the guide services are being provided
The Permittee must provide current copies of the guide license(s) for all employees operating under this permit, to Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Commercial Services Office, P.O. Box 140, Gustavus, AK 99826.
All Guides are required to review the National Park Service Glacier Bay Fishing Regulations webpage: http://www.nps.gov/glba/planyourvisit/glacier-bay-fishing-regulations.htm. Fish not meeting size or species restrictions or that the angler chooses not to keep shall be carefully and immediately released to the water from which it was taken (36 CFR 2.3 (d)(7)). NOAA and ADFG guidelines, which provide guidance on appropriate release methods, are listed below:
Fish so released shall not be included in the catch or possession limit: Provided, that at the time of catching the person did not possess the legal limit of fish (36 CFR 2.3 (d)(7)). In other words, anglers cannot catch and release additional fish once they have obtained their legal limit of the target species. This regulation is intended to minimize injury and release mortality effects on released fish.
The Permittee must submit a completed Sportfish Survey using the appropriate forms posted at https://www.nps.gov/locations/alaska/activity-reporting.htm within five (5) days after the end of each month during which sport fishing activities took place. The permittee must report fishing effort for all areas in Glacier Bay National Preserve and the section of Glacier Bay National Park along the outer coast north and west of Lituya Bay. Send the completed forms to: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Attention Commercial Services Office, P.O. Box 140, Gustavus, AK 99826 or e-mail us