The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has established a Charter Halibut Permit (CHP) program. This program went into effect in 2011.
For additional information on federal charter logbook requirements for halibut, call NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement at (907) 586-7225.
You must comply with the federal halibut regulations described at: http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/2c-3a-halibut-regs and http://www.iphc.int/.
A summary of the charter halibut fishery federal regulations is available at: http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/sport-halibut.