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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 160. Quotas and guideline harvest levels for Southeastern Alaska Area

5 AAC 27.160. Quotas and guideline harvest levels for Southeastern Alaska Area

(a) Repealed 12/29/84.

(b) The herring harvest quota for bait pound operations is as follows:

(1) Scow Bay: 100 tons;

(2) Section 13-B: 100 tons;

(3) Lisianski Inlet: 25 tons;

(4) Section 1-E: 10 percent of the guideline harvest level for the West Behm Canal stock;

(5) Sections 11-A, 15-B, and 15-C: 120 tons; if there are no active herring bait pound permits issued by April 1 of a year, the remainder of the 120-ton harvest quota will be allocated to the commercial sac roe purse seine fishery;

(6) District 7: 10 percent of the guideline harvest level for the Ernest Sound stock; the harvest quota for the winter food and bait fishery is 90 percent of that guideline harvest level; if there are no active herring bait pound permits issued by March 15 of a year, the unharvested remainder of that guideline harvest level will be allocated to the herring spawn-on-kelp fishery; after the spawn-on-kelp fishery in District 7 is closed, any remaining unharvested portion of that guideline harvest level will be allocated to the bait pound fishery;

(7) District 12: 10 percent of the guideline harvest level for the Tenakee Inlet stock; the harvest quota for the winter food and bait fishery is 90 percent of that guideline harvest level; if there are no active herring bait pound permits issued by March 15 of a year, the unharvested remainder of that guideline harvest level will be allocated to the herring spawn on kelp fishery; after the spawn-on-kelp fishery in District 12 is closed, any remaining unharvested portion of that guideline harvest level will be allocated to the bait pound fishery;

(8) Section 13-C: in the bait pound fishery, herring may be harvested only after the spawn-on-kelp fishery is closed and only if the guideline harvest level has not been taken;

(9) for districts and sections in the Southeastern Alaska Area not specified in this subsection: the department may open a bait pound fishery in a district or section that has a harvestable surplus as determined by annual department stock assessments; in a fishery opened under this paragraph, no more than 100 tons of herring may be harvested.

(c) Repealed 4/24/2003.

(d) Repealed 4/16/83.

(e) Repealed 4/16/83.

(f) The guideline harvest level for the District 10 set gillnet fishery described in 5 AAC 27.110(b) (2)(C) is the portion of the annual harvest amount established for the District 10 winter food and bait fishery under 5 AAC 27.190 that is not taken by that fishery.

(g) The guideline harvest level for the herring sac roe fishery in Section 13-B shall be established by the department and will be a harvest rate percentage that is not less than 10 percent, not more than 20 percent, and within that range shall be determined by the following formula:

Harvest Rate Percentage = 2 + 8 ( Spawning Biomass (in tons) /20,000)

The fishery will not be conducted if the spawning biomass is less than 20,000 tons.

(h) For purposes of this section, "active herring bait pound permit" means a permit that allows the holder of that permit to capture and retain herring in a herring bait pound.

History: In effect before 1983; am 4/16/83, Register 86; am 12/29/84, Register 92; am 3/16/89, Register 109; am 6/25/89, Register 110; am 4/24/97, Register 142; am 1/29/98, Register 145; am 4/24/2003, Register 166

Authority: AS 16.05.251


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