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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 120. Lawful gear and gear specifications

5 AAC 01.120. Lawful gear and gear specifications

(a) Salmon may be taken only by gillnets, beach seines, or, as specified in (f) of this section, by a hook and line attached to a rod or pole.

(b) Fish other than salmon may be taken by set gillnet, drift gillnet, beach seine, fish wheel, pot, longline, fyke net, dip net, jigging gear, spear, and lead, or, as specified in (f) of this section, by a hook and line attached to a rod or a pole.

(c) A gillnet may obstruct not more than one-half the width of any fish stream. A stationary fishing device may obstruct not more than one-half the width of any salmon stream.

(d) In the Kotzebue District, kegs or buoys attached to subsistence gillnets may be any color except red.

(e) In the Kotzebue District, gillnets used to take sheefish may not be more than 50 fathoms in aggregate length nor 12 meshes in depth, nor have a mesh size larger than seven inches.

(f) A person may use a hook and line attached to a rod or a pole when subsistence fishing only

(1) in the state waters of, and all flowing waters that drain into, the Chukchi Sea or Kotzebue Sound from Cape Espenberg to Cape Prince of Wales; or

(2) through the ice.

History: In effect before 1985; am 5/11/85, Register 94; am 4/2/88, Register 105; am/readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 6/17/2001, Register 158

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258

Editor's note: At its February 23 - 27, 1993 meeting, the Board of Fisheries readopted 5 AAC 01.120(a) - (e) in their entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .


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