Alaska Statutes.
Title 16. Fish and Game
Chapter 5. Fish and Game Code
Section 685. Processing On Commercial King Crab Fishing Vessels.
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AS 16.05.685. Processing On Commercial King Crab Fishing Vessels.

(a) Crab of any species may not be processed on a commercial crab fishing vessel unless

(1) the vessel remains within one registration area from the time the crab is caught to the time of dock delivery;

(2) the operator of the vessel notifies the department of proposed changes in location before moving to another registration area; and

(3) the operator of the vessel provides quarters for inspectors of the department who may inspect the crab catch on the vessel at any time.

(b) The restrictions set out in (a) of this section do not apply to processing aboard the fishing vessel for and as donations to charity, for consumption aboard the vessel, or for dockside retail sales from the vessel.

(c) In this section,

(1) "process" means to butcher, cook, chill, or freeze crab for commercial use;

(2) "registration area" means a specific king crab registration area as designated by regulation of the Board of Fisheries.

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