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(a) The goal of this plan is to prevent the overescapement of sockeye salmon into the Ugashik River.
(b) The commissioner may open, by emergency order, the Ugashik River Special Harvest Area to fishing by both drift and set gillnet when the commissioner projects that the sockeye salmon escapement into the Ugashik River will exceed the minimum of the escapement goal range. Separate set gillnet and drift gillnet areas in the Ugashik River Special Harvest Area are described in (c) and (d) of this section.
(c) The Ugashik River Special Harvest Set Gillnet Area consists of all waters of the Ugashik River upstream of a line from 57ΓΈ 29.62' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 37.63' W. long. to 57ΓΈ 29.83' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 35.22' W. long., and downstream of a line from 57ΓΈ 28.94' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 34.56' W. long. to 57ΓΈ 28.63' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 35.24' W. long.
(d) The Ugashik River Special Harvest Drift Gillnet Area is all waters upstream of a line from 57ΓΈ 28.63' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 35.24' W. long. to 57ΓΈ 28.94' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 34.56' W. long., and downstream of a line from 57ΓΈ 28.76' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 29.65' W. long. to 57ΓΈ 29.60' N. lat., 157ΓΈ 29.75' W. long.
(e) When the Ugashik River Special Harvest Area is open under this section,
(1) set gillnet gear may be operated only as follows:
(A) a set gillnet may not exceed 25 fathoms in length;
(B) a set gillnet may not be set or operated within 150 feet of another set gillnet;
(C) a vessel may not have more than 50 fathoms of set gillnet on board;
(D) no part of a set gillnet may be more than 500 feet from the 18-foot high tide mark;
(E) the shoreward end of a set gillnet must go dry at low tide;
(2) drift gillnets may be operated only as follows:
(A) no more than 50 fathoms of drift gillnet may be used to take salmon;
(B) a vessel may not have more than 150 fathoms of drift gillnet gear on board;
(C) no part of a drift gillnet may be operated within 150 feet from the side of a set gillnet;
(3) a CFEC permit holder may not use more than one gillnet to take salmon at any one time.
History: Eff. 5/14/98, Register 146; am 6/3/2001, Register 158; am 12/29/2002, Register 164
Authority: AS 16.05.060
Editor's note: Although the history note for 5 AAC 06.357 reflects an original effective date of 5/14/98, Register 146, the section existed earlier as an emergency regulation. The emergency regulation, which dealt with the Wood River and Nushagak River Sockeye Salmon Management Plan, was in effect for 120 days, from 7/8/97 - 11/4/97, Register 143. Through error, a notation of its 120-day existence was not added to the "permanent" regulations portion of the 5 AAC pamphlet at the time the emergency regulation lapsed and was deleted from the emergency regulations portion of that pamphlet. As a result of that error, the lapsed section number was inadvertently re-used for the current provision numbered as 5 AAC 06.357 and the history note for that section does not reflect the earlier 120-day existence of the emergency regulation.
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