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(a) The South Unimak and Shumagin Islands June fisheries harvest both sockeye salmon and chum salmon in a mixed stock fishery during the month of June. The sockeye salmon are predominantly Bristol Bay and Alaska Peninsula origin. The chum salmon are bound for a number of areas, including Japan, Russia, the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, the Alaska Peninsula, and southcentral Alaska. These salmon stocks have historically been harvested along the south Alaska Peninsula during the month of June. This management plan is intended to be consistent with the Policy for the Management of Sustainable Salmon Fisheries (5 AAC 39.222) and the Policy for the Management of Mixed Stock Salmon Fisheries (5 AAC 39.220) .
(b) The South Unimak fishery takes place in the Unimak District, the Southwestern District, the East Pavlof Bay and the West Pavlof Bay sections of the South Central District, and the Bechevin Bay Section of the Northwestern District.
(c) The Shumagin Islands fishery takes place in the Shumagin Islands Section.
(d) Beginning June 7, the commissioner may open, by emergency order, commercial fishing periods for purse seine, drift gillnet, and set gillnet gear in the South Unimak and Shumagin Islands fisheries as follows:
(1) commercial fishing periods will begin at 6:00 a.m. and run 88 hours, until 10:00 p.m. three days later; commercial fishing will be closed for 32 hour and reopen at 6:00 a.m. two days later;
(2) notwithstanding (1) of this subsection, the final commercial fishing period will end at 10:00 p.m. on June 29.
(e) All salmon caught by a CFEC permit holder must be retained, and each CFEC permit holder must report the number of salmon caught, including those taken but not sold, on an ADF&G fish ticket. For the purposes of this subsection, "caught" means brought on board the vessel.
History: In effect before 1983; am 4/16/83, Register 86; am 4/28/84, Register 90; am 4/18/86, Register 98; am 6/2/88, Register 106; am 6/9/90, Register 114; am 6/13/92, Register 122; am 6/1/94, Register 130; am 5/17/95, Register 134; am 6/9/96, Register 138; am 5/31/98, Register 146; am 6/3/2001, Register 158; am 6/4/2004, Register 170
Authority: AS 16.05.060
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