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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 4 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 331. Gillnet specifications and operations

5 AAC 04.331. Gillnet specifications and operations

(a) No person may operate a gillnet that exceeds 100 fathoms in aggregate length.

(b) No gillnet gear may be operated in a manner to obstruct more than one-half the width of any waterway. In the intertidal zone this restriction applies at all stages of the tide.

(c) In the Norton Sound District, no person may take salmon with a gillnet that has a mesh size larger than

(1) four and one-half inches during periods and in locations specified by emergency order;

(2) six inches after a date specified by an emergency order issued between July 1 and July 15.

(d) In the Norton Sound District, no more than 200 fathoms of gillnet in the aggregate may be operated from a vessel.

(e) Notwithstanding (c) of this section, during times when the commissioner determines it to be necessary for the conservation of chum salmon, the commissioner, by emergency order, may close the fishing season in any portion of the Norton Sound District and immediately reopen the season in that portion during which a person may not take salmon with a gillnet that has a mesh size smaller than seven and one-half inches.

History: In effect before 1982; am 4/14/82, Register 82; am 5/11/85, Register 94; am 4/2/88, Register 105; am 7/3/94, Register 130

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251

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