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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 2 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 120. Subsistence king crab fishery

5 AAC 02.120. Subsistence king crab fishery

In the subsistence taking of king crab

(1) repealed 4/23/94;

(2) repealed 7/14/85;

(3) in the districts described in 5 AAC 30.200

(A) red and blue king crab may not be taken from April 1 through June 30;

(B) only male red and golden king crab seven inches or larger, and male blue king crab six and one-half inches or larger, in width of shell may be taken or possessed;

(4) in the Yakutat Area the daily bag and possession limit is two crab per person and only male crab may be taken;

(5) an operator of a commercially licensed and registered king crab fishing vessel shall obtain a permit from the department before taking king crab for subsistence purposes in waters of Yakutat Bay enclosed by a line from the westernmost tip of Ocean Cape to the easternmost tip of Point Manby during the open commercial king crab fishing season; the department may set out requirements in the permit for the conservation of the king crab resource and to ensure compliance with other applicable fishing laws.

(6) beginning July 1, 2006, a pot used to take king crab under this chapter must have at least two escape rings on opposing vertical or sloping sides of the pot that each are not less than six and one-quarter inches inside diameter.

History: In effect before 1984; am 6/30/84, Register 90; am 7/14/85, Register 95; readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 4/23/94, Register 130; am 8/14/2005, Register 175

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readopted 5 AAC 02.120 in its entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .

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