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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 593. Upper Yentna River subsistence salmon fishery

5 AAC 01.593. Upper Yentna River subsistence salmon fishery

In the Yentna River drainage outside the Anchorage-Matsu-Kenai nonsubsistence area described in 5 AAC 99.015(a) (3), salmon, other than king salmon, may be taken for subsistence purposes only as follows:

(1) under a subsistence permit issued under 5 AAC 01.015 and 5 AAC 01.580;

(2) in the mainstem of the Yentna River from its confluence with Martin Creek upstream to its confluence with the Skwentna River from July 15 through July 31 from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, and 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday;

(3) only with a fish wheel as follows:

(A) each fish wheel must be equipped with a livebox; the livebox must be constructed so that it contains no less than 45 cubic feet of water volume while it is in operation;

(B) the permit holder shall attach a wood or metal plate that is at least 12 inches high by 12 inches wide, bearing the permit holder's name and address in letters and numerals at least one inch high to each fish wheel operated under this section so that the name and address are plainly visible

(C) the permit holder shall be present to attend the fish wheel at all times while the fish wheel is in operation, and king salmon and rainbow trout must be returned alive to the water;

(D) for purposes of (A) of this paragraph, a "livebox" is a submerged container that is attached to the fish wheel that will keep fish caught by the fish wheel alive

(4) the annual limit for a Yentna River subsistence fishing permit holder is as specified in 5 AAC 01.595(a) (2);

(5) the commissioner shall close the subsistence fishery, by emergency order as necessary, to ensure that no more 2,500 salmon are taken during the entire season under this section.

History: Eff. 5/31/98, Register 146

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258

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