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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 520. Lawful gear and gear specifications

5 AAC 01.520. Lawful gear and gear specifications

(a) Unless restricted by this section or under the terms of a subsistence fishing permit, fish may be taken by gear listed in 5 AAC 01.010(a) .

(b) Salmon may only be taken by gillnet and seine.

(c) Halibut may be taken only by a single hand-held line with not more than two hooks attached to it.

(d) Subsistence fishermen must be physically present at the net at all times the net is being fished.

(e) Lingcod may be taken only by a single hand-held line or a single longline, none of which may have more than five hooks attached to it, except that lingcod taken incidentally in another subsistence finfish fishery may be retained for subsistence purposes as described in 5 AAC 01.510(c) .

(f) Rockfish may be taken only by a single hand-held line or a single longline, none of which may have more than five hooks attached to it, except that rockfish taken incidentally in another subsistence finfish fishery may be retained for subsistence purposes as described in 5 AAC 01.510(c) .

History: In effect before 1988; readopt 5/13/93, Register 126; am 7/21/99, Register 151; am 4/9/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258

Editor's note: At its January 5 - 11, 1993 meeting, the Board of Fisheries readopted 5 AAC 01.520 in its entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .


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