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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 310. Fishing seasons and periods

5 AAC 01.310. Fishing seasons and periods

(a) Unless restricted in this section and 5 AAC 01.325, or unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence fishing permit, fish, other than rainbow trout, may be taken at any time in the Bristol Bay Area.

(b) In all commercial salmon districts, from May 1 through May 31 and October 1 through October 31, subsistence fishing for salmon is permitted from 9:00 a.m. Monday until 9:00 a.m. Friday. From June 1 through September 30, within the waters of a commercial salmon district, salmon may be taken only during open commercial fishing periods. In the Nushagak District, the commissioner, by emergency order, shall also provide for subsistence salmon fishing during periods of extended closures. During these emergency order openings,

(1) set gillnets may not be more than 10 fathoms in length; and

(2) no set gillnet may be set or operated within 450 feet of another set gillnet;

(3) repealed 5/15/93.

(c) Repealed 5/31/98.

(d) In the Nushagak District in all waters upstream of a line between an ADF&G regulatory marker located two statute miles south of Bradford Point and an ADF&G regulatory marker located on Nushagak Point to an ADF&G regulatory marker located at Red Bluff on the west shore of the Wood River, and to an ADF&G regulatory marker located at Lewis Point on the north shore on the Nushagak River, from 9:00 a.m. July 2 through 9:00 a.m. July 17, salmon may be taken only from 9:00 a.m. Monday to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. Wednesday to 9:00 a.m. Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. Friday to 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

(e) In the Naknek, Egegik, and Ugashik Rivers from 9:00 a.m. June 23 through 9:00 a.m. July 17, salmon may be taken only from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

(f) Under conditions set out in 5 AAC 06.361(e) , the commissioner may, by emergency order, reduce time or area for the Nushagak River king salmon subsistence fishery.

(g) Rainbow trout taken incidentally in other subsistence finfish net fisheries and through the ice, are lawfully taken and may be retained for subsistence purposes.

(h) On the north shore of the Naknek River, from an ADF&G regulatory marker located approximately 300 feet upstream from the north commercial fishing section boundary marker to an ADF&G regulatory marker located approximately 1,300 feet upstream from the north commercial fishing section boundary marker, salmon may be taken only by a person 60 years of age or older during the periods described in (e) of this section, except that a person authorized to take salmon under this subsection may not authorize a proxy to take or attempt to take salmon on behalf of the person under AS 16.05.405 or 5 AAC 01.011.

History: In effect before 1982; am 4/14/82, Register 82; am 4/2/88, Register 105; am 6/19/92, Register 122; am/readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 7/3/94, Register 130; am 4/9/95, Register 134; am 5/31/98, Register 146; am 6/22/2001, Register 158; am 12/1/2004, Register 172

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 01.310(b) (1), (b)(2) and (c) - (f) 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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