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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 5 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 367. Tanana River Salmon Management Plan

5 AAC 05.367. Tanana River Salmon Management Plan

(a) The purpose of this management plan is to provide for the sustained yield of the Tanana River salmon resource. The department shall manage the salmon fisheries in the Tanana River drainage to achieve established spawning escapement goals. Except as provided in 5 AAC 01.249, the department shall manage the District 6 and Subdistrict 5-A salmon fisheries in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(b) The department shall manage the salmon fisheries in District 6 (Tanana River) as follows:

(1) the commercial salmon fishing season shall be opened by emergency order and closes on September 30, unless closed earlier by emergency order;

(2) the commercial salmon fishing periods shall be opened and closed by emergency order;

(3) except as provided in 5 AAC 01.210(b) (4), in Subdistricts 6-A and 6-B, through September 30, the subsistence salmon fishing periods are from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 12:00 noon Sunday and from 6:00 p.m. Monday until 12:00 noon Wednesday, unless modified by emergency order;

(4) in Subdistrict 6-C, the personal use salmon fishing periods are from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 12:00 noon Sunday and from 6:00 p.m. Monday until 12:00 noon Wednesday, unless modified by emergency order;

(5) the guideline harvest ranges are

(A) 600 to 800 king salmon;

(B) 13,000 to 38,000 summer chum salmon; and

(C) 2,750 to 20,500 fall chum salmon.

(c) The department shall manage the salmon fisheries in Subdistrict 5-A according to the stock status and timing of salmon bound for the Tanana River as follows:

(1) the commissioner may open, by emergency order, the commercial salmon fishing season only after August 10;

(2) when the District 6 fall chum salmon harvest is below the upper end of the guideline harvest range set out in 5 AAC 05.365(5) , the department shall manage the fishery in Subdistrict 5-A as follows:

(A) a person may sell only salmon roe from fish commercially harvested in Subdistrict 5-A;

(B) the guideline harvest range is 0 to 4,000 pounds of fall chum salmon roe; and

(C) the department shall manage, to the extent practicable, the fishery to ensure that no more than 2,000 pounds of roe removed from coho salmon incidentally taken in the fall chum salmon directed fishery are sold;

(3) when the District 6 fall chum salmon harvest exceeds the upper end of the guideline harvest range set out in 5 AAC 05.365, in addition to the pounds of fall chum salmon roe allowed under (2) of this section, the department shall manage, to the extent practicable, the fishery in Subdistrict 5-A to ensure that

(A) no more than 2,000 female fall chum salmon, or a combination of pounds of chum salmon roe and number of females equivalent to 2,000 fish, as determined by the department, are sold;

(B) no more than 2,000 male fall chum salmon are sold; and

(C) for coho salmon incidentally taken in the fall chum salmon directed fishery, no more than 4,000 pounds of coho salmon roe, or a combination of numbers of fish and pounds of roe equivalent to 4,000 fish, as determined by the department, are sold; for the purpose of this subparagraph, the poundage of roe shall include the poundage of coho salmon roe sold under (2)(C) of this subsection;

(4) for all salmon taken and sold under (3) of this subsection, a buyer shall report the numbers of females and males, by species, on a fish ticket at the time of the sale;

(5) beginning August 1, a person holding a CFEC permit who sells salmon or roe from salmon taken in

(A) Subdistrict 5-A may not sell salmon or roe from salmon taken in Subdistricts 5-B, 5-C, or 5-D; and

(B) Subdistrict 5-B, 5-C, or 5-D may not sell salmon or roe from salmon taken in Subdistrict 5-A;

(6) repealed 6/17/2001.

History: Eff. 8/5/88, Register 107; am 6/14/90, Register 115; am 6/10/98, Register 146; am 4/22/99, Register 150; am 6/17/2001, Register 158; am 5/19/2004, Register 170; am 12/1/2004, Register 172

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.258


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