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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 485. Restrictions on commercial fishermen

5 AAC 01.485. Restrictions on commercial fishermen

(a) In the Chignik Area, a commercial salmon fishing license holder may not subsistence fish for salmon during the 24 hours before the first commercial salmon fishing period and the 12 hours following the closure of a commercial salmon fishing period. However, once the commercial salmon fishery has opened, a commercial salmon fishing license holder may subsistence fish for salmon as provided in (b) of this section after registering with a local representative of the department located at the Chignik weir.

(b) The subsistence fishing schedule for registered commercial fishermen is as follows:

(1) active commercial salmon fishing license holders in the open fishery may subsistence fish for salmon during a fishing period for the cooperative fishery;

(2) active commercial salmon fishing license holders in the cooperative fishery may subsistence fish for salmon during a fishing period for the open fishery;

(3) commercial salmon fishing license holders registered with the department as a member of the cooperative fishery, but not registered with the department to actively commercial fish, may subsistence fish for salmon using gillnet gear during any open commercial fishing period.

(c) For the purposes of this section,

(1) "cooperative fishery" has the meaning given in 5 AAC 15.359; and

(2) "open fishery" has the meaning given in 5 AAC 15.359.

History: Eff. 5/11/85, Register 94; am 5/13/93, Register 126; am 3/13/2005, Register 173

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258


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