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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 18 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 368. North Afognak/Shuyak Island Salmon Management Plan

5 AAC 18.368. North Afognak/Shuyak Island Salmon Management Plan

(a) The goal of the North Afognak/Shuyak Island Management Plan is to achieve escapement and harvest objectives of sockeye, pink, and coho salmon returning to spawning systems located in the Northeast Afognak, Perenosa Bay, Pauls Bay, Shuyak Island, and Northwest Afognak Sections. The commissioner shall open and close, by emergency order, commercial fishing under this plan.

(b) The Northeast Afognak Section shall remain closed before 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 Perenosa Bay Section, from June 1 through July 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on sockeye salmon returning to Pauls Bay and Portage Lake. Additional fishing time to harvest sockeye salmon bound to Waterfall Lake will occur in the Waterfall Bay Special Harvest Area only. From July 6 through July 20, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink salmon and sockeye salmon bound to Portage Lake and Pauls Bay. From July 21 through August 20, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink salmon. From August 21 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.

(d) The Shuyak Island Section shall remain closed before July 6. From July 6 through August 1, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink salmon. After August 1, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon. From July 6 through July 25, the Shuyak Island Section shall also be managed in accordance with 5 AAC 18.363(b) .

(e) In the Northwest Afognak Section, from June 1 through July 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on sockeye salmon bound to Thorsheim and Long Lagoon and there may not be more than two 33-hour fishing periods. Additional fishing time to harvest sockeye salmon bound for Hidden Lake will occur in the Foul Bay Special Harvest Area only. From July 6 through August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed pink salmon. After August 24, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon. Additional fishing time to harvest coho salmon bound to Hidden Lake will occur in the Foul Bay Special Harvest Area. From July 6 through July 25, the Northwest Afognak Section shall also be managed in accordance with 5 AAC 18.363(b) .

(f) In the Pauls Bay Section, from June 1 through July 5, fishing opportunities shall be based on sockeye salmon returning to Pauls Bay. From July 6 through August 1, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local and mixed Kodiak pink salmon and sockeye salmon bound to Pauls Bay. After August 1, fishing opportunities shall be based on the abundance of local coho salmon. The department shall manage the Pauls Creek coho salmon escapement based on interim escapement goals, as determined by the department. When interim escapement goals are exceeded, the commissioner may reduce, by emergency order, the closed waters described in 5 AAC 18.350(a) (6)(D).

History: Eff. 3/16/96, Register 137; am 5/29/99, Register 150; am 5/4/2002, Register 162; am 4/9/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251


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