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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 18 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 369. Mainland District Salmon Management Plan

5 AAC 18.369. Mainland District Salmon Management Plan

(a) The goal of the management plan set out in this section is to achieve escapement and harvest objectives for sockeye, pink, coho, and chum salmon returning to natural spawning systems within the Mainland District (from Cape Douglas south to Kilokak Rocks).

(b) The Big River Section shall be managed, from June 1 through July 5, based on the sockeye salmon return to Swikshak River and there may not be more than two 33-hour fishing periods. From July 6 through August 20, the Big River Section shall be managed based on the return of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon. Weekly fishing periods may not exceed 57 hours in duration from July 6 through July 25. From July 6 through July 25, the Big River Section shall also be managed in accordance with the North Shelikof Strait Sockeye Salmon Management Plan set out in 5 AAC 18.363. After August 20, the Big River Section shall be managed based on the return of coho salmon to streams located within the Big River Section.

(c) The Hallo Bay Section will remain closed to fishing until July 6. From July 6 through August 20, the Hallo Bay Section shall be managed based on the return of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon. Weekly fishing periods may not exceed 57 hours in duration from July 6 through July 25. From July 6 through July 25, the Hallo Bay Section shall also be managed in accordance with the North Shelikof Strait Sockeye Salmon Management Plan set out in 5 AAC 18.363. After August 20, the Hallo Bay Section shall be managed based on the return of coho salmon to streams located within the Hallo Bay Section.

(d) The Outer Kukak Section shall be managed, from June 1 through July 5, based on the sockeye salmon return to Kaflia Lakes and there may not be more than two 33-hour fishing periods. From July 6 through August 15, the Outer Kukak Section shall be managed based on the return of local and mixed Kodiak sockeye, pink, and chum salmon. Weekly fishing periods may not exceed 57 hours in duration from July 6 through July 25. From July 6 through July 25, the Outer Kukak Section shall also be managed in accordance with the North Sheilkof Strait Sockeye Salmon Management Plan set out in 5 AAC 18.363. After August 15, the Outer Kukak Section shall be managed based on the return of late-run chum and coho salmon to streams located within the Outer Kukak Section.

(e) The Inner Kukak Section will remain closed to fishing until July 6. From July 6 through August 15, the Inner Kukak Section shall be managed based on the return of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon. Weekly fishing periods may not exceed 57 hours in duration from July 6 through July 25. After August 15, the Inner Kukak Section shall be managed based on the return of late-run chum and coho salmon to streams located within the Inner Kukak Section.

(f) The Dakavak Bay Section will remain closed to fishing until July 6. From July 6 through August 25, the Dakavak Bay Section shall be managed based on the return of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon. Weekly fishing periods may not exceed 57 hours in duration from July 6 through July 25. From July 6 through July 25, the Dakavak Bay Section shall also be managed in accordance with the North Shelikof Strait Sockeye Salmon Management Plan set out in 5 AAC 18.363. After August 25, the Dakavak Bay Section shall be managed based on the return of late-run pink and coho salmon to streams located within the Dakavak Bay Section.

(g) The Katmai and Alinchak Bay Sections will remain closed to fishing until July 6. From July 6 through August 25, the Katmai and Alinchak Bay Sections shall be managed based on the return of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon. Weekly fishing periods may not exceed 57 hours in duration from July 6 through July 25. After August 25, the Katmai and Alinchak Bay Sections shall be managed based on the return of late-run pink and coho salmon to streams located within the Katmai and Alinchak Bay Sections.

(h) The Cape Igvak Section shall be managed, from June 1 through July 25, in accordance with the Cape Igvak Salmon Management Plan set out in 5 AAC 18.360. From July 26 through August 25, the Cape Igvak Section shall be managed based on the return of local and mixed Kodiak pink and chum salmon. After August 25, the Cape Igvak Section shall be managed based on the return of late-run pink and coho salmon to streams located within the Cape Igvak and Wide Bay Sections.

(i) The Wide Bay Section will remain closed to fishing until July 26 in order to provide for maximum protection of sockeye salmon bound to Chignik Lakes during years of weak returns, and to provide for increased closed water protection for pink and chum salmon bound for streams located in Wide Bay during years when fishing time is allowed in the Cape Igvak Section to harvest Chignik bound sockeye in accordance with the Cape Igvak Salmon Management Plan. From July 26 through August 25, the Wide Bay Section shall be managed based on the return of pink and chum salmon to streams located within Wide Bay. After August 25, the Wide Bay Section shall be managed based on the return of late-run pink and coho salmon to streams located within Wide Bay.

History: Eff. 5/29/99, Register 150; am 4/9/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251


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