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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 18 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 362. Westside Kodiak Salmon Management Plan

5 AAC 18.362. Westside Kodiak Salmon Management Plan

(a) The goal of the Westside Kodiak Management Plan is to achieve escapement and harvest objectives of sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk, Ayakulik, and other Westside minor sockeye salmon systems, and of pink, chum, and coho salmon returning to systems in the Southwest Afognak, Central, North Cape, Anton Larsen Bay, Sheratin Bay, Kizhuyak Bay, Terror Bay, Inner Uganik Bay, Spiridon Bay, Zachar Bay, Uyak Bay, Outer Karluk, Inner Karluk, Sturgeon Bay, Halibut Bay, Outer Ayakulik, and Inner Ayakulik Sections. It is the intent of the board that salmon bound to these systems be harvested to the extent possible by the traditional fisheries located in all 17 sections. The department shall manage the Northwest Kodiak and the Southwest Kodiak Districts and the Southwest Afognak Section in accordance with the guidelines set out in this plan.

(b) The Central and North Cape Sections must be managed

(1) from June 1 through approximately June 15, as a mixed-stock fishery directed on early-run sockeye salmon returning to Karluk, Ayakulik, and Olga Bay systems; the commissioner shall open, by emergency order, at least two commercial test fishing periods of 33 hours in length;

(2) from approximately June 16 through July 5, based on early-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(3) from approximately July 6 through August 15, based on pink salmon returning to the major pink salmon systems in the Northwest Kodiak District;

(4) from approximately August 16 through August 24, based on pink salmon returning to the Northwest Kodiak District and on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(5) from approximately August 25 through September 5, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system; and

(6) after approximately September 5, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system and coho salmon returning to the Northwest Kodiak District.

(c) The Anton Larsen Bay, Sheratin Bay, Kizhuyak Bay, Terror Bay, Inner Uganik Bay, Spiridon Bay, Zachar Bay, and Uyak Bay Sections must be managed

(1) from June 1 through approximately June 15, based on local sockeye and early-run chum salmon returning to the major systems in each section; the commissioner shall open, by emergency order, at least two commercial test fishing periods of 33 hours in length to occur at the same time as those in the Central and North Cape Sections;

(2) from approximately June 16 through July 5, based on local sockeye and early-run chum salmon returning to the major systems in each section;

(3) from approximately July 6 through July 31, based on local sockeye, pink, and early-run chum salmon returning to the major systems in each section;

(4) from approximately August 1 through August 24, based on local pink and late-run chum salmon returning to the major systems in each section;

(5) from approximately August 25 through September 5, based on local pink, late-run chum, and coho salmon returning to the major salmon systems in each section; and

(6) after approximately September 5, based on coho salmon returning to the major coho salmon systems in each section.

(d) The Southwest Afognak Section must be managed

(1) from June 1 through approximately June 15, as a mixed-stock fishery directed on early-run sockeye salmon returning to Karluk, Ayakulik, and Olga Bay systems; the commissioner shall open, by emergency order, one commercial test fishing period of 33 hours in length; the department may allow additional fishing time in the Malina Creek Terminal Harvest Area described in 5 AAC 18.378 in order to harvest sockeye salmon bound for Malina Creek;

(2) from approximately June 16 through July 5, based on early-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system; the department may allow additional fishing time in the Malina Creek Terminal Harvest Area described in 5 AAC 18.378 in order to harvest sockeye salmon bound for Malina Creek;

(3) from approximately July 6 through August 15, based on pink salmon returning to the major pink salmon systems in the Southwest Afognak Section and the Northwest Kodiak District; from July 6 through July 25, the section must also be managed according to 5 AAC 18.363(c) , the North Shelikof Management Plan;

(4) from approximately August 16 through August 24, based on pink salmon returning to the major pink salmon systems in the Southwest Afognak Section and the Northwest Kodiak District and on the late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(5) from approximately August 25 through September 5, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system; and

(6) after approximately September 5, based on coho salmon returning to the major coho salmon systems in the Southwest Afognak District.

(e) The Inner and Outer Karluk Sections must be managed

(1) from June 1 through July 15, based on early-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system; the commissioner may open, by emergency order, fishing periods in the Inner Karluk Section only if the department determines that the desired early-run escapement goal will be exceeded; in the Outer Karluk Section, from June 16 through approximately July 15, the commissioner shall open fishing periods to occur at the same time as open fishing periods in the Central Section;

(2) from July 16 through approximately August 24

(A) on odd-year cycles, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(B) on even-year cycles, based on late-run sockeye and pink salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(3) from approximately August 25 through September 5, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system; and

(4) after approximately September 5, based on late-run sockeye salmon and coho salmon returning to the Karluk system.

(f) The Sturgeon and Halibut Bay Sections must be managed

(1) from June 1 through approximately June 22, as mixed-stock fisheries directed on early-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk, Ayakulik, and Olga Bay systems; the department shall not open any commercial fishing periods during this time;

(2) from approximately June 23 through July 15, based on early-run sockeye salmon returning to the Ayakulik and Karluk systems, except that the Sturgeon Section must also be managed with consideration for early-run chum salmon returning to the Sturgeon system;

(3) from approximately July 16 through August 24,

(A) in the Sturgeon Section

(i) on odd-year cycles, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(ii) on even-year cycles, based on late-run sockeye and on pink salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(B) in the Halibut Bay Section

(i) on odd-year cycles, from approximately July 16 through July 31 on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Ayakulik system, and from approximately August 1 through August 24 on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system;

(ii) on even-year cycles, from approximately July 16 through July 31 on late-run sockeye salmon and pink salmon returning to the Ayakulik system, and from approximately August 1 through August 24 on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system and on pink salmon returning to the Ayakulik system;

(4) from approximately August 25 through September 5, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Karluk system; and

(5) after approximately September 5, based on coho salmon returning to local coho salmon systems.

(g) The Inner and Outer Ayakulik Sections must be managed

(1) from June 1 through approximately July 15, based on early-run sockeye salmon returning to the Ayakulik system;

(2) from approximately July 16 through August 24,

(A) on odd-year cycles, based on late-run sockeye salmon returning to the Ayakulik system;

(B) on even-year cycles, based on late-run sockeye and pink salmon returning to the Ayakulik system; and

(3) after approximately August 24, based on coho salmon returning to the Ayakulik system.

History: Eff. 4/19/90, Register 114; am 5/4/2002, Register 162; am 4/9/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251

Editor's note: 5 AAC 18.362 was used temporarily (6/14/89 - 10/11/89) for an emergency regulation on "Amendment of Management Plans Regarding Kodiak Area." The history note for the present section does not include the history of the emergency section, which expired under AS 44.62.260 .


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