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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 2 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 135. Subsistence abalone fishery

5 AAC 02.135. Subsistence abalone fishery

In the subsistence taking of abalone

(1) the possession limit is 50 abalone per person;

(2) the minimum legal size is three and one-half inches (89 mm) in greatest diameter of shell;

(3) subsistence fishing is prohibited while engaged in commercial abalone fishing; prior to engaging in the subsistence fishery, commercial abalone fishermen must return the commercial permit to the Department of Fish and Game and land the commercial catch in possession;

(4) repealed 6/30/83;

(5) a diver using a compressed air system, such as scuba or hookah, may not take abalone.

History: In effect before 1981; am 6/28/81, Register 78; am 6/30/83, Register 86; readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 8/16/97, Register 143

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readopted 5 AAC 02.135 in its entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .


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