Alaska is lauded as being among the best managed fisheries in the world. The regulations are important, and they change each year, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Check out the links below to the International Pacific Halibut Commission websites and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Make sure you stay abreast of the rules before you head out on a trip, be it alone or guided!
Seward is located in the North Gulf Coast stat area 3A, the following are links to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game website where you can purchase a Sport Fishing License & King Tag online!
Also find below links to the 2015 Fishing Guidelines for the Kenai Peninsula as a whole, as well as specific guidelines for the Seward Area.
2015 importantly welcomes new Halibut specific regulations in regards to charter fishing:
*Halibut are monitored and regulated by the Federal Government, and the new catch restrictions for area 3A are listed between pages 20 and 22 of the document linked here: http://www.iphc.int/publications/regs/2015iphcregs2.pdf
*Buying Fishing Licenses and King Salmon Stamps Online:
Buy your fishing and hunting license online at: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/
*2015 Fishing Regulations Online - Full Sport Fishing Regulations for State of Alaska
Check out this link: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/regulations/fishregulations/PDFs/southcentral/2015SCCompleteBook.pdf
*2015 Fishing Regulations Online - Sport Fishing Regulations for Seward Area (North Gulf Coast):
Check out this link: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/regulations/fishregulations/PDFs/southcentral/2015SCnorthgulfcoast.pdf