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In the subsistence taking of king crab
(1) the annual limit is three king crab for a household;
(2) all crab pots used for subsistence fishing and left in saltwater unattended longer than a two-week period shall have all bait and bait containers removed and all doors secured fully open;
(3) notwithstanding 5 AAC 02.010(i) , no more than one crab pot may be used to take king crab;
(4) king crab may be taken only from June 1 through January 31, except that the subsistence taking of king crab is prohibited in waters 25 fathoms or more in depth during the 14 days immediately before the opening of a commercial king or Tanner crab fishing season in the location;
(5) only male king crab seven inches or greater in width of shell may be taken or possessed.
History: In effect before 1983; am 6/30/83, Register 86; am 6/30/84, Register 90; am 7/23/88, Register 107; am 9/19/90, Register 115; am/readopt 5/15/93, Register 126; am 8/14/96, Register 139
Authority: AS 16.05.251
Editor's note: At its February 23 - 27, 1993 meeting, the Board of Fisheries readopted 5 AAC 02.420(1) - (3) and (5) in their entirety without change, under ch. 1, SSSLA 1992 (the 1992 subsistence law), which repealed and reenacted AS 16.05.258 .
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