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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 18 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 367. Eastside Kodiak Salmon Management Plan

5 AAC 18.367. Eastside Kodiak Salmon Management Plan

(a) The goal of the Eastside Kodiak Salmon Management Plan is to achieve escapement and harvest objectives for sockeye, pink, chum, and coho salmon returning to natural spawning systems located in the Northeast Kodiak and Eastside Kodiak Districts. The commissioner shall open and close, by emergency order, commercial fishing periods under this plan.

(b) In the Northeast Kodiak District, the

(1) Outer Chiniak Bay Section shall remain closed until July 6; from July 6 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink salmon; from August 25 through September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on runs of local pink and coho salmon; after September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon;

(2) Inner Chiniak Bay Section shall remain closed until July 6; from July 6 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon; from August 25 through September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink and coho salmon; after September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon;

(3) Buskin River Section shall remain closed until July 6; from July 6 through July 15, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink salmon and Buskin Lake sockeye salmon; from July 16 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink and chum salmon; from August 25 through September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink and coho salmon; after September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon;

(4) Monashka/Mill Bay Section shall remain closed until July 6; from July 6 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink salmon; from August 25 through September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink and coho salmon; after September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon.

(c) In the Eastside Kodiak District, from June 1 through June 13, commercial fishing is closed. For the

(1) Seven Rivers, Two Headed, and Sitkalidak Sections, from June 14 through July 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak sockeye salmon and there may not be more than two 33-hour fishing periods; from July 6 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon; from August 25 through September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink, chum, and coho salmon; after September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon;

(2) Outer Ugak Bay Section, from June 14 through June 21, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak sockeye salmon; from June 22 through July 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on sockeye salmon bound to the Pasagshak River; from July 6 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon; from August 25 through September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink, chum, and coho salmon; after September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of late-run chum and coho salmon;

(3) Inner Ugak Bay Section, from June 14 through June 21, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak sockeye salmon and there may not be more than two 33-hour fishing periods; from June 22 through July 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on sockeye salmon bound to Saltery Lake; from July 6 through July 31, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink, chum, and Saltery Lake sockeye salmon; from August 1 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink and chum salmon; from August 25 through September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local pink and coho salmon; after September 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon.

History: Eff. 3/16/96, Register 137; am 4/9/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251


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