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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 1 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 610. Fishing seasons

5 AAC 01.610. Fishing seasons

(a) Except in the nonsubsistence area described in 5 AAC 99.015(a) (5) and unless restricted in this section and 5 AAC 01.625, or unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence fishing permit, fish, other than rainbow trout and steelhead trout, may be taken at any time in the Prince William Sound Area.

(b) Salmon may be taken in the Upper Copper River District only as follows:

(1) in the Glennallen Subdistrict, from June 1 through September 30;

(2) repealed 6/12/2003;

(3) when the Copper River subsistence fishery is closed or restricted because of an inadequate escapement of sockeye or king salmon, the fishery may be reopened September 1 for the taking of coho salmon, which constitute the majority of the salmon at that time.

(c) Repealed 6/30/83.

(d) Herring spawn on kelp may be taken for subsistence purposes as follows:

(1) above water from March 15 through June 15;

(2) underwater using dive gear only during open periods for the wild herring spawn-on-kelp commercial fishery.

(e) Rainbow trout and steelhead trout taken incidentally by fish wheel or subsistence finfish net gear, except dip net gear, are lawfully taken and may be retained for subsistence purposes. Rainbow trout and steelhead trout taken by dip net gear must be released immediately and returned to the water unharmed.

(f) Lingcod may be taken for subsistence purposes only from July 1 through December 31.

History: In effect before 1983; am 6/30/83, Register 86; am 4/28/84, Register 90; am 4/30/91, Register 118; am/readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; em am 5/6/94, Register 130; am 5/22/94, Register 130; am 6/7/95, Register 135; am 9/29/95, Register 135; am 3/30/2000, Register 153; am 5/11/2003, Register 166; am 6/12/2003, Register 166; am 12/1/2004, Register 172

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258

Editor's note: At its February 23 - 27, 1993 meeting, the Board of Fisheries readopted 5 AAC 01.610(b) and (d) in their entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .

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