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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 2 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 210. Subsistence shrimp fishery

5 AAC 02.210. Subsistence shrimp fishery

In the subsistence taking of shrimp

(1) repealed 7/12/86;

(2) repealed 7/12/86;

(3) in addition to the marking requirements specified in 5 AAC 02.010(e) (1), each keg or buoy must also be plainly and legibly inscribed with the vessel name or the division of motor vehicles boat registration number, issued under 2 AAC 70, of the vessel used to operate the pot;

(4) all shrimp pots must have at least two adjacent vertical sides, or near-vertical sides, excluding tunnels, completely composed of uncovered net webbing or rigid mesh; pots that do not have a definable side, including round pots, must have net webbing or rigid mesh panels covering a minimum of 50 percent of the vertical, or near-vertical, surface area of the pot; the net webbing or rigid mesh on all pots must be large enough to allow the unaided passage of a maximum 12-inch long, seven-eighths inch diameter, round wooden peg without deforming the opening, except for the selvage;

(5) a person may only take shrimp from April 15 - September 15 under the authority of a subsistence fishing permit issued by the department under 5 AAC 02.015;

(6) no more than five pots per person, and no more than five pots per vessel, may be used.

History: Eff. 7/25/82, Register 83; am 7/14/85, Register 95; am 7/12/86, Register 99; readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 7/3/94, Register 130; am 2/16/96, Register 137; am 7/5/2000, Register 155; am 12/1/2004, Register 172

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258

Editor's note: Effective 7/12/86, Register 99, the substance of repealed 5 AAC 02.210(1) and (2) is in 5 AAC 02.010(k) .

At its February 23 - 27, 1993 meeting, the Board of Fisheries readopted 5 AAC 02.210 in its entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .

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