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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 10. Fisheries and Fishing Regulations
- Section 180. Legislative Findings.
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AS 16.10.180. Legislative Findings.
The legislature finds and recognizes these facts:
- (1) migratory fish and migratory shellfish are present in commercial quantities inside and outside the territorial waters
of the state;
- (2) migratory fish and migratory shellfish taken from the waters of the state are indistinguishable, in most cases, from
those taken from the adjacent high seas;
- (3) substantial quantities of migratory fish and migratory shellfish move inshore and offshore intermittently and at
various times during a given year and in so doing often enter and leave territorial waters of the state;
- (4) to conserve the migratory fish and migratory shellfish found inside the waters of the state it is necessary to
strictly enforce local laws and regulations;
- (5) by making certain laws and regulations enacted or adopted for the regulation of the coastal fishery applicable to the
adjacent high sea areas, enforcement of these laws and regulations is facilitated;
- (6) conservation regulations should not be adopted to impose economic sanctions.
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