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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 43. Regulation of Entry Into Alaska Commercial Fisheries
- Section 520. General Vessel Permit Provisions.
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AS 16.43.520. General Vessel Permit Provisions.
- (a) A person or entity may not operate a vessel or use a vessel to take fish in a commercial fishery for which a vessel
interim-use permit or vessel entry permit is required unless the appropriate vessel permit has been issued for the
vessel and is posted in a prominent location on the vessel.
- (b) A person or entity may not hold more than one vessel entry permit for a fishery unless
- (1) the number of vessel entry permits held by the person or entity is consistent with regulations of the commission
regarding concentration of ownership of vessel permits in the fishery; and
- (2) either
- (A) the person or entity qualified for each vessel entry permit at the time of the initial issuance of vessel entry
permits for the fishery; or
- (B) the vessel entry permits are issued for a vessel for which the person or entity already holds another vessel entry
permit for that fishery.
- (c) The operator of a vessel for which a vessel interim-use permit or vessel entry permit has been issued shall comply
with the terms of the vessel permit while the vessel is operated in the fishery for which the permit is issued.
- (d) A vessel interim-use permit and a vessel entry permit constitute a use privilege that may be modified or revoked by
order of the commission or by law without compensation.
- (e) A vessel entry permit may not be
- (1) pledged, mortgaged, leased, or encumbered in any way;
- (2) transferred with any retained right of repossession or foreclosure, or on any condition requiring a subsequent
- (3) attached, distrained, or sold on execution of judgment or under any other process or order of any court.
- (f) Unless the person who holds a vessel entry permit has expressed a contrary intent in a will that is probated, the
commission shall, upon the death of the person, transfer the vessel entry permit by right of survivorship directly to
the person's surviving spouse or, if no spouse survives, to another person designated by the vessel permit holder on a
form provided by the commission. If no spouse survives and if the person designated on the form, if any, does not
survive, the permit passes as part of the vessel permit holder's estate. A designation under this subsection must be
acknowledged before a person authorized to administer an oath under AS 09.63.010
or must be witnessed by two persons who are qualified under AS 13.12.505
to witness the will of the vessel permit holder. A vessel entry permit is exempt from the claims of creditors of the
- (g) AS 16.43.450
- 16.43.520 do not alter the requirement for an
interim-use permit or entry permit under AS 16.43.140
or a vessel license under AS 16.05.490
- (h) Nothing in AS 16.43.450
- 16.43.520 limits the powers of the Board of
Fisheries or the Department of Fish and Game.
- (i) Notwithstanding AS 16.05.815
and AS 16.43.975
, the commission may release to the owner of a vessel information on the vessel's history of harvests in a fishery that
is necessary to apply for a vessel interim-use permit or vessel entry permit under AS 16.43.450
Article 08. POINT SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATIONS IN SALMON FISHERIES
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