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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 530. Subsistence fishing permits

5 AAC 01.530. Subsistence fishing permits

(a) A subsistence fishing permit is required for taking salmon, trout, char, and herring for subsistence purposes.

(b) A subsistence salmon fishing permit allows the holder to take 25 salmon plus an additional 25 salmon for each member of the same household whose names are listed on the permit. An additional permit may be obtained if it can be shown that more fish are needed.

(c) A subsistence fishermen shall keep a record of the number, or if for herring, the number of pounds, of subsistence fish taken by that subsistence fisherman each year. The number or pounds of subsistence fish taken shall be recorded on the reverse side of the permit. The record must be completed immediately upon landing subsistence-caught fish, and must be returned to the local representative of the department by February 1 of the year following the year the permit was issued.

(d) A subsistence herring fishing permit holder may take no more than 500 pounds of herring in a calendar year.

History: In effect before 1988; readopt 5/13/93, Register 126; am 3/16/96, Register 137; am 5/29/99, Register 150; am 5/4/2002, Register 162; am 2/16/2006, Register 177

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readopted 5 AAC 01.530 in its entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .


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