With a rise in abundance in 2c, SE charter anglers will most likely see a more generous limit on halibut. That is a big change after the giant miscalculation (intentional?) in 2011 resulted in the SE charter fleet catching only 51% of it's allocation.
They are looking at a reverse slot limit. A limit of 1 per day, of less than 45" or greater than 68". That's basically a 45lb halibut and a 140lb halibut. All breeders between 45lbs and 140lbs will have to be returned to the water so they can spawn to keep the stocks healthy. I feel this is a good step to bringing halibut closer to sustainability and providing the charter fleet with limits they can remain competitive with other areas. Kudos to whoever came up with this. Perhaps with Fugvlog going to the big house, more sanity is being restored.
With the improved halibut limits and another great king season on the horizon, SE AK is definitely going to a great place to be in 2012.