Ok, so the wife was talking to some relatives of hers, and they told her to get a subsistence halibut permit.
We had never heard of one, so I did some research. Apparently, certain native groups up here are recognized as traditional users and can indeed get these from NOAA. That's about as much info as I could find out today.
Has anyone ever been through this process? It sounds too good to be true, so I'm trying to find the catch before getting too excited.
If it works out, anyone want to take us halibut fishing??