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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 5 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 362. Yukon River Summer Chum Salmon Management Plan

5 AAC 05.362. Yukon River Summer Chum Salmon Management Plan

(a) The objective of this management plan is to provide the department with guidelines to manage for the sustained yield of Yukon River summer chum salmon. The department shall use the best available data, including preseason run projections, test fishing indices, age and sex composition, subsistence and commercial harvest reports, and passage estimates from escapement monitoring projects to assess the run size for the purpose of implementing this plan.

(b) When the projected run size of summer chum salmon is 600,000 fish or less, the commissioner shall, by emergency order, close the

(1) commercial, sport, and personal use directed summer chum salmon fisheries;

(2) subsistence summer chum salmon fisheries, except that, if indicators show an individual escapement goal in a district, subdistrict, or portion of a district or subdistrict will be met, the commissioner may open, by emergency order, a directed subsistence summer chum fishery in that district, subdistrict, or portion of a district or subdistrict.

(c) When the projected run size of summer chum salmon is more than 600,000 fish, but not more than 700,000 fish,

(1) the commissioner shall close, by emergency order, the commercial, sport, and personal use directed summer chum salmon fisheries;

(2) the department shall manage the subsistence directed summer chum salmon fishery to achieve drainage-wide escapement of no less than 600,000 summer chum salmon, except that, if indicators show that individual escapement goals within a district, subdistrict, or portion of a district or subdistrict will be met, the commissioner may open, by emergency order, a less restrictive directed subsistence summer chum fishery in that district, subdistrict, or portion of a district or subdistrict.

(d) When the projected run size of summer chum salmon is more than 700,000 fish, but not more than 1,000,000 fish,

(1) the commissioner may open, by emergency order, a subsistence fishery with fishing seasons and periods as specified in 5 AAC 05.360(d) ;

(2) and if indicators show that individual escapement goals within a district, subdistrict, or portion of a district or subdistrict will be met, the commissioner may open, by emergency order, a summer chum fishery for commercial, sport, or personal use fishing in that district, subdistrict or portion of a district or subdistrict.

(e) When the projected run size of summer chum salmon is more than 1,000,000 fish, the commissioner may open, by emergency order, a drainage-wide commercial fishery with the harvestable surplus distributed by district or subdistrict in proportion to the guideline harvest levels established in (f) of this section.

(f) The department shall manage the commercial summer chum salmon fishery for a guideline harvest level of 400,000 - 1,200,000 summer chum salmon to be distributed as follows:

(1) Districts 1 and 2: 251,000 - 755,000 fish;

(2) District 3: 6,000 - 19,000 fish;

(3) Subdistrict 4-A: 113,000 - 338,000 fish, the equivalent roe poundage of 61,000 - 183,000 pounds, or a combination of pounds of roe and numbers of fish;

(4) Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C: 16,000 - 47,000 fish;

(5) Subdistricts 5-B, 5-C, and 5-D: 1,000 - 3,000 fish;

(6) District 6: 13,000 - 38,000 fish.

(g) When the projected summer chum salmon harvest level for Districts 1 - 6 combined is 400,000 fish or less, the department shall allocate the commercial harvest available by percentage to each district or subdistrict as follows:

(1) Districts 1 and 2: 62.9 percent;

(2) District 3: 1.6 percent;

(3) Subdistrict 4-A: 28.2 percent;

(4) Subdistrict 4-B and 4-C: 3.9 percent;

(5) District 5: 0.3 percent;

(6) District 6: 3.2 percent.

(h) All salmon caught by CFEC permit holders during a commercial fishing period when salmon roe is sold, shall be reported in numbers of fish on ADF&G fish tickets. Notwithstanding 5 AAC 05.368, no more than 183,000 pounds of summer chum salmon roe from Subdistrict 4-A may be sold separately each year; if this roe cap is reached, fishing may continue, but all salmon must be sold in the round.

History: Eff. 6/14/90, Register 115; am 7/12/96, Register 139; am 4/22/99, Register 150; am 6/17/2001, Register 158

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251


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