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(a) To have "actively participated in the fishery" under AS 16.10.310 (a)(1)(A) or (a)(1)(C) an applicant must have fished in Alaskan waters during the qualifying years.
(b) The department will, in its discretion, rely on the following documents to verify that an applicant has actively participated in the fishery:
(1) tax returns;
(2) verified affidavits from the applicant and other individuals certifying the applicant's commercial fishing experience;
(3) fishing and gear licenses;
(4) commercial fish tickets:
(5) wage receipts; and
(6) cannery statements.
(c) For a loan under AS 16.10.310 (a)(1)(B)(i), the applicant must establish that
(1) there are no employment opportunities in the area of the applicant's residence, other than commercial fishing; or
(2) the applicant does not have training sufficient to qualify for employment opportunities in the area of the applicant's residence, other than commercial fishing.
(d) For purposes of AS 16.10.310 (a)(1)(B)(ii), an applicant is "economically dependent on commercial fishing for a livelihood" if at least 25 percent of the applicant's total gross income during the previous two years was derived from commercial fishing.
History: Eff. 9/11/85, Register 95; am 1/11/87, Register 101; am 5/23/88, Register 106; am 11/6/89, Register 112; am 3/16/95, Register 133
Authority: AS 16.10.310
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