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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 7 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 331. Gillnet specifications and operations

5 AAC 07.331. Gillnet specifications and operations

(a) The aggregate length of a set or drift gillnet may not exceed 50 fathoms except that if the commissioner determines that there is a harvestable surplus of salmon, the commissioner may, by emergency order, close the fishing season and immediately reopen a season during which the aggregate length of a set or drift gillnet may not exceed 100 fathoms.

(b) The maximum depth of gillnets is as follows:

(1) gillnets with six-inch or smaller mesh may not be more than 45 meshes in depth;

(2) gillnets with greater than six-inch mesh may not be more than 35 meshes in depth.

(c) In Districts 1 and 2, salmon may be taken only with gillnets of six-inch or smaller mesh.

(d) In Districts 4 and 5,

(1) repealed 4/15/81;

(2) salmon may be taken only with gillnets of six-inch or smaller mesh.

(e) 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.

History: In effect before 1985; am 5/11/85, Register 94; am 5/19/2004, Register 170

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251


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