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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 11 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 334. Gillnet specifications and operations

5 AAC 11.334. Gillnet specifications and operations

The size and operation of a set gillnet are as follows:

(1) a set gillnet may not exceed 100 fathoms in length; a CFEC permit holder may not operate more than one set gillnet;

(2) a set gillnet must be operated in a substantially straight line, with no more than 25 fathoms of the offshore end set in any configuration;

(3) the mesh size of a set gillnet may not exceed five inches;

(4) the maximum depth of a set gillnet may not exceed 90 meshes;

(5) 25 fathoms of seine webbing may be used as a lead, and must be attached to the shoreward end of a set gillnet; the shoreward end of the lead or gillnet must be attached to the beach above high tide and must remain dry at all times;

(6) during hours of darkness, a set gillnet must be marked with at least one red light on the seaward end of the net.

History: Eff. 5/17/95, Register 134

Authority: AS 16.05.251

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