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(a) The department shall manage the Copper River commercial and sport fisheries to achieve a sustainable escapement goal of 24,000 or more for king salmon. For the purposes of managing these fisheries, the department shall consider the best available information regarding harvest, age composition, and escapement, including escapement information obtained from mark-recapture studies, aerial surveys, or by other means.
(b) In the commercial fishery, during the statistical weeks 20 and 21, the commissioner may open no more than one fishing period per statistical week within the inside closure area of the Copper River District described in 5 AAC 24.350(1) (B).
(c) In the sport fishery,
(1) in the upper Copper River drainage, the annual limit for king salmon 20 inches or greater in length is four fish;
(2) if the commissioner determines additional conservation measures are necessary to achieve the escapement goals, the commissioner may, by emergency order, use the following management measures in the following priority order:
(A) reduce the annual limit for king salmon;
(B) modify other methods and means not specified in this paragraph;
(C) designate the fishery as a catch and release fishery only;
(D) close specific waters to sport fishing for king salmon.
History: Eff. 5/24/97, Register 142; am 3/30/2000, Register 153; am 5/14/2000, Register 154; am 5/11/2003, Register 166; am 3/30/2006, Register 177
Authority: AS 16.05.060
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