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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 24 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 368. Wally Noerenberg (Esther Island) Hatchery Management Plan

5 AAC 24.368. Wally Noerenberg (Esther Island) Hatchery Management Plan

(a) The department, in consultation with the hatchery operator, shall manage the Esther Subdistrict and the Perry Island Subdistrict to achieve the corporation's escapement goal for the Wally Noerenberg (Esther Island) salmon hatchery.

(b) Deleted 4/19/91.

(c) The Wally Noerenberg Hatchery Terminal Harvest Area consists of the waters of Lake and Quillian Bays inside of a line from Hodgkin Point to Esther Light as marked, excluding the waters of the Wally Noerenberg Special Harvest Area.

(d) The Wally Noerenberg Hatchery Special Harvest Area consists of the waters of Lake Bay north of 60ΓΈ 47.56' N. lat.

(e) Notwithstanding 5 AAC 24.320 and 5 AAC 24.330, and except as otherwise provided by emergency order, a corporation holding a permit under AS 16.10.400 for the Wally Noerenberg Hatchery, and an agent, contractor, or employee of that corporation who is authorized under 5 AAC 40.005(g) , may harvest salmon within the Wally Noerenberg Special Harvest Area from 6:00 a.m. May 25 through 6:00 p.m. September 15, using purse seines, hand purse seines, and beach seines.

(f) The commissioner may open, by emergency order, a season and establish fishing periods during which seine gear may be used in the Esther Subdistrict for the purpose of preventing deterioration of fish quality of the harvestable surplus of chum salmon that is not being adequately harvested by the drift gillnet fleet.

History: Eff. 4/9/89, Register 110; am 4/30/91, Register 118; am 5/22/94, Register 130; am 5/24/97, Register 142; am 5/11/2003, Register 166

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251

Editor's note: Under the authority of AS 44.62.125 (b)(6) and AS 01.05.031 (b)(11), 5 AAC 24.368(b) was deleted by the regulations attorney as of Register 119 (October 1991), because as of April 30, 1991, the subject matter of that subsection was relocated to 5 AAC 24.370.

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