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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 230. Subsistence fishing permits

5 AAC 01.230. Subsistence fishing permits

(a) Except as provided in this section and 5 AAC 01.249, fish may be taken for subsistence purposes without a subsistence fishing permit.

(b) A subsistence fishing permit is required as follows:

(1) for the Yukon River drainage upstream from the westernmost tip of Garnet Island to the mouth of the Dall River;

(2) repealed 4/13/80;

(3) for the Yukon River drainage from the upstream mouth of Twenty-two Mile Slough to the United States-Canada border;

(4) repealed 4/13/80;

(5) for the Tanana River drainage above the mouth of the Wood River;

(6) for whitefish and suckers in the waters listed in 5 AAC 01.225(a) ;

(7) for the taking of pike in waters of the Tolovana River drainage upstream of its confluence with the Tanana River;

(8) for the taking of salmon in Subdistricts 6-A and 6-B;

(9) for the South Fork of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the mouth of the Jim River and the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River drainage upstream from the mouth of the North Fork.

(c) In addition to the subsistence fishing permit conditions set forth in 5 AAC 01.015, permits issued for fish other than salmon may also designate restrictive measures for the protection of salmon.

(d) Only one subsistence salmon fishing permit will be issued to each household per year.

(e) In addition to the subsistence fishing permit conditions specified in 5 AAC 01.015, and except as provided in 5 AAC 01.249, permits issued for the taking of salmon in Subdistricts 6-A and 6-B must also contain the following requirements:

(1) salmon may be taken only by set gillnet or fish wheel; no household may operate more than one fish wheel;

(2) each subsistence fisherman shall keep accurate daily records of his or her catch, the number of fish taken by species, location and date of the catch, and other information that the department may require for management or conservation purposes;

(3) in that portion of Subdistrict 6-B three miles or more upstream of the mouth of Totchaket Slough, each permittee shall report the number of salmon taken to the department once each week, or as specified on the permit; in the remainder of Subdistrict 6-B and in Subdistrict 6-A, each permittee shall report the total number of salmon taken to the department no later than October 31;

(4) the annual harvest limit for the holder of a Subdistrict 6-A or 6-B subsistence salmon fishing permit is 60 king salmon and 500 chum salmon for the period through August 15 of a year, and 2,000 chum and coho salmon combined for the period after August 15; upon request, permits for additional salmon may be issued by the department;

(5) unless otherwise provided, from June 20 through September 30, open subsistence salmon fishing periods are concurrent with open commercial salmon fishing periods; during closures of the commercial salmon fishery, open subsistence salmon fishing periods are as specified in 5 AAC 05.367;

(6) in the Kantishna River drainage, the open subsistence salmon fishing periods are seven days per week, except as specified in 5 AAC 01.249;

(7) in Subdistrict 6-B from the downstream end of Crescent Island to a line three miles upstream from the mouth of Totchaket Slough, the open subsistence salmon fishing periods are from 6:00 p.m. Friday through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

History: In effect before 1988; am 4/2/88, Register 105; am 8/5/88, Register 107; readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 6/10/98, Register 146; am 6/17/98, Register 146; am 5/19/2004, Register 170; am 12/1/2004, Register 172

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 01.230 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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