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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 160. Fishing seasons and periods

5 AAC 01.160. Fishing seasons and periods

(a) In the Port Clarence District, fish may be taken at any time, except as specified by emergency order.

(b) In the Norton Sound District, fish may be taken at any time except as follows:

(1) in Subdistrict 1,

(A) in fresh water, from June 15 through August 31, set gillnets may be used to take salmon only from 6:00 p.m. Monday until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 6:00 p.m. Thursday until 6:00 p.m. Saturday;

(B) in marine waters,

(i) from June 15 through July 25, set gillnets may be used to take salmon only up to 72 hours per week during periods established by emergency order; and

(ii) from July 26 through August 15, set gillnets may be used to take salmon only from 6:00 p.m. Monday until 6:00 p.m. Saturday;

(C) in this paragraph "fresh water" includes

(i) all rivers and streams separated from marine waters at the mouth of rivers and streams by a line drawn between the seaward extremities of the exposed tideland banks at the present stage of the tide;

(ii) the waters of Safety Sound; and

(iii) the waters of Bonanza Channel;

(2) in Subdistricts 2 through 6, commercial fishermen may not fish for subsistence purposes during the weekly closures of the commercial salmon fishing season, except that from July 15 through August 1, commercial fishermen may take salmon for subsistence purposes seven days per week in the Unalakleet and Shaktoolik River drainages with gillnets which have a mesh size that does not exceed four and one-half inches, and with beach seines;

(3) in the Unalakleet River from June 1 through July 15, salmon may be taken only from 8:00 a.m. Monday until 8:00 p.m. Saturday;

(4) in Subdistricts 1 - 3, salmon other than chum salmon may be taken by beach seine during periods established by emergency order;

(5) in Subdistrict 1, salmon other than pink salmon may be taken by beach seine during periods established by emergency order; and

(6) in Subdistricts 5 and 6, salmon other than king salmon may be taken by beach seine during periods established by emergency order.

History: In effect before 1985; am 5/11/85, Register 94; am 4/2/88, Register 105; am 7/16/92, Register 123; readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 7/3/94, Register 130; am 3/24/95, Register 133; am 6/10/98, Register 146; am 6/23/99, Register 150; am 5/19/2004, Register 170

Authority: AS 16.05.060

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 01.160 in its entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .


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