Alaska Statutes.
Title 16. Fish and Game
Chapter 5. Fish and Game Code
Section 935. Restrictions On Cooperation With Federal Government.
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AS 16.05.935. Restrictions On Cooperation With Federal Government.

(a) In recognition of the fact that the state has not assented to federal control of fish and game in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve or the navigable waters within or adjoining the park and preserve, that the power to control the management of fish and game within the boundaries of the state is an incident of state sovereignty, and that the federal government cannot commandeer the lawmaking processes of the states to compel the state to enact and enforce a federal regulatory program, an agency, employee, or agent of the state may not expend funds to adopt or enforce the implementation of the federal regulatory program or a part of the program for control of fish and game in the park and preserve or the navigable waters within or adjoining the park and preserve that is in conflict with a state statute or regulation regarding management of fish or game within the park or preserve. This subsection does not prohibit an agency, employee, or agent of the state from

(1) taking action necessary to protect life or property;

(2) commenting on proposed federal statutes or regulations;

(3) collecting data relating to claims of economic harm arising from the closure of the park and preserve to commercial fishing; or

(4) participating in or cooperating with a federal program established under 16 U.S.C. 703 - 712 (Migratory Bird Treaty Act); 16 U.S.C. 773 - 773k (Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982); 16 U.S.C. 1361 - 1421h (Marine Mammal Protection Act); 16 U.S.C. 1531 - 1544 (Endangered Species Act); 16 U.S.C. 1801 - 1883 (Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act); 16 U.S.C. 3631 - 3644 (Pacific Salmon Treaty Act of 1985).

(b) Nothing in this title authorizes the department or a board to enter into an agreement with a department or agency of the federal government that cedes state authority for the management of fish or game in the state to the federal government. In this subsection, "management" means the regulation of the method, manner, means, time, or place of taking of fish or game or the regulation of the amount of fish or game that may be taken.

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