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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 2 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 115. Subsistence Dungeness crab fishery

5 AAC 02.115. Subsistence Dungeness crab fishery

In the subsistence taking of Dungeness crab

(1) the daily bag and possession limit is 20 crab per person except that, in waters of Thorne Bay west of the longitude of the southernmost tip of Thorne Head, the daily bag and possession limit is five crab;

(2) only male Dungeness crab six and one-half inches or greater in shoulder width may be taken or possessed; male Dungeness crab less than the minimum legal size and female Dungeness crab that have been taken must be immediately returned unharmed to the sea;

(3) spears and gaffs may not be used in Districts 1 - 16;

(4) repealed 7/14/85;

(5) live holding facilities utilized to accumulate or pool multiple bag limits by an individual or individuals are not allowed;

(6) a pot used to take Dungeness crab under this section must have at least two escape rings that each are not less than four and three-eighths inches, inside diameter; the escape rings must be located on opposite sides of the pot and the upper half of the vertical pane of the pot.

History: In effect before 1981; am 6/28/81, Register 78; am 7/14/85, Register 95; am 7/12/86, Register 99; readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 6/3/2000, Register 154; am 7/18/2003, Register 167

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readopted 5 AAC 02.115 in its entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .

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