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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 260. Fishing seasons and periods

5 AAC 01.260. Fishing seasons and periods

(a) Unless otherwise specified in this section, 5 AAC 01.275, or 5 AAC 07.365, finfish, except rainbow trout, may be taken in the Kuskokwim Area at any time. Rainbow trout taken incidentally in other subsistence finfish net fisheries and through the ice are legally taken and may be retained for subsistence purposes.

(b) In the waters of Districts 1 and 2 and those waters of the Kuskokwim River between Districts 1 and 2, salmon may be taken at any time, except that the commissioner may, by emergency order, close the subsistence fishing periods in the waters of Districts 1 and 2 and those waters of the Kuskokwim River between District 1 and 2 and reopen those waters to commercial fishing. In Subdistricts 1-A and 1-B, the commissioner may, by emergency order, reopen fishing periods where subsistence fishing will be allowed in portions of waters adjacent to the waters of Subdistricts 1-A or 1-B open to commercial fishing under this subsection.

(c) In Districts 4 and 5, salmon may be taken at any time, except that from June 1 through September 8, salmon may not be taken for 16 hours before, during, and six hours after each commercial salmon fishing period in each district.

History: In effect before 1982; am 4/14/82, Register 82; am 5/11/85, Register 94; am 6/10/87, Register 102; am 4/2/88, Register 105; am/readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 6/17/2001, Register 158; am 12/29/2002, Register 164; am 5/19/2004, Register 170

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5 AAC 01.260(a) and (b) in their entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .


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