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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 595. Subsistence bag, possession, and size limits

5 AAC 01.595. Subsistence bag, possession, and size limits

(a) The total annual possession limit for each subsistence salmon fishing permit is as follows:

(1) there is no annual possession limit for holders of Port Graham, Koyuktolik, Port Chatham, and Windy Bay Subdistrict and Seldovia Bay subsistence salmon fishing permits, except that in Seldovia Bay a person holding a subsistence salmon fishing permit may not take more than 20 king salmon per household;

(2) 25 salmon for the head of a household and 10 salmon for each dependent of the permit holder;

(3) in addition to the limits in (2) of this subsection, the holder of a Tyonek Subdistrict subsistence salmon fishing permit may take 70 king salmon; no more than 4,200 king salmon may be taken in the Tyonek Subdistrict from May 15 through June 30.

(b) The daily bag limit for halibut is two fish and the possession limit is two daily bag limits. No person may possess sport-taken and subsistence-taken halibut on the same day.

(c) The daily bag limit for lingcod is two fish and the possession limit is four fish. A person may not take or possess lingcod under sport fishing regulations and under this section on the same day. Lingcod retained must measure at least 35 inches from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail, or 28 inches from the front of the dorsal fin to the tip of the tail. Undersized lingcod shall be returned to the water immediately without further injury.

(d) The daily bag limit for rockfish is five fish and the possession limits is 10 fish, of which only one per day and two in possession may be non-pelagic rockfish. A person may not take or possess rockfish under sport fishing regulations and under this section on the same day.

History: In effect before 1981; am 4/15/81, Register 78; am 5/7/81, Register 78; am 5/23/88, Register 106; am 6/10/89, Register 110; am 7/21/91, Register 119; am/readopt 5/14/93, Register 126; am 2/24/96, Register 137; am 4/22/99, Register 150; am 3/8/2002, Register 161

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258

Editor's note: At its November 8 - 20, 1992 meeting, the Board of Fisheries readopted 5 AAC 01.595(a) (1), (a)(3), and (b) in their entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .


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