I know many of you own or know someone who owns a sea vessel and chases halibut without the assistance of a charter/guide... but there are quite a few Alaskan's who do use charters - not just for their own house but for their visiting friends/relatives.
So for those you who are in Area 3A (South Central)willing to pay charters for the use of their boat/equipment and knowledge... you should know that you are allowed to only retain 5 halibut per year. 2 per day - 5 per year... Not sure I see the logic in that but that's what the NMFS folks decided it should be.
This is a cut sheet of the regs...
This will get you to more information regarding Sport Halibut Management etc..