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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 6 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 333. Requirements and specifications for use of 200 fathoms of drift gillnet in Bristol Bay

5 AAC 06.333. Requirements and specifications for use of 200 fathoms of drift gillnet in Bristol Bay

(a) Except in the special harvest areas specified in (e) of this section, two Bristol Bay drift gillnet CFEC permit holders may concurrently fish from the same vessel and jointly operate up to 200 fathoms of drift gillnet gear under this section.

(b) Before operating drift gillnet gear jointly under this section, both permit holders shall register with the department under 5 AAC 06.370 for the same district. The permit holders may not use a vessel for joint operations of drift gillnet gear unless that vessel is registered with the department under 5 AAC 06.370 for the same district as the permit holders.

(c) When two Bristol Bay drift gillnet CFEC permit holders fish from the same vessel and jointly operate a drift gillnet gear under this section, the vessel must display its ADF&G permanent license plate number followed by the letter "D" to identify the vessel as a dual permit vessel. The letter "D" must be removed or covered when the vessel is operating with only one drift gillnet CFEC permit holder on board the vessel. The identification number and letters must be displayed

(1) in letters and numerals 12 inches high with lines at least one inch wide;

(2) in a color that contrasts with the background;

(3) on both sides of the hull; and

(4) in a manner that is plainly visible at all times when the vessel is being operated.

(d) When two permit holders jointly operate gear under this section, each permit holder is responsible for ensuring that the entire unit of gear is operated in a lawful manner.

(e) The joint operation of drift gillnet gear under this section is not allowed in any other area, or during any time when, a single CFEC permit holder is restricted to operating less than 150 fathoms of drift gillnet gear and in the

(1) Ugashik River Special Harvest Area described in 5 AAC 06.357, and as described in 5 AAC 06.366(f) (2);

(2) Wood River Special Harvest Area described in 5 AAC 06.358;

(3) Egegik River Special Harvest Area described in 5 AAC 06.359;

(4) Naknek River Special Harvest Area described in 5 AAC 06.360.

(f) Repealed 2/13/2005.

History: Eff. 4/9/2004, Register 170; am 2/13/2005, Register 173

Authority: AS 16.05.251


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