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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 162. Buyer and tender reporting requirements for the sac roe herring fishery in Southeastern Alaska Area

5 AAC 27.162. Buyer and tender reporting requirements for the sac roe herring fishery in Southeastern Alaska Area

(a) In addition to the requirements of 5 AAC 39.130(g) , a tender operator, buyer, or buyer's agent shall report in person to and register with a local representative of the department upon arrival in the registration area before commencing operations and before changing location of the operation. Each buyer or buyer's agent shall

(1) identify all vessels to be employed in transporting or processing herring and shall register those vessels with a local representative of the department located in the registration area before transporting or processing herring;

(2) make daily reports of all herring purchased from fishermen and other processing records as specified by a local representative of the department; and

(3) submit fully completed fish tickets with accurate and final weight and roe percentages no later than 10 days after termination of buying operations in the area, or as otherwise specified by a local representative of the department.

(b) At the time herring are received from a CFEC permit holder in the Southeastern Alaska Area a buyer of herring, a fisherman selling to a buyer not licensed to process fish (catcher/seller), and a person or company that catches and processes that person's or company's own catch or has that catch processed by another person or company, shall, in addition to the requirements of 5 AAC 39.130(c) , at the request of the CFEC permit holder record on a herring fish ticket, the following information:

(1) the on-the-fishing grounds weight of herring measured by the most efficient method possible, such as dump boxes, scales or totes, with weight in tons or pounds; and

(2) estimated roe percentage of the herring as determined by a regular sampling of the catch.

(c) A copy of the fish ticket required under (b) of this section must be provided at the time of delivery to the CFEC permit holder from the person, buyer, company, firm, or other organization that is the first purchaser of herring that is taken in the Southeastern Alaska Area. A separate fish ticket must be issued by the purchaser for each delivery. If the CFEC permit holder does not accompany the herring while it is transported to the point of delivery, a copy of the fish ticket must accompany each delivery to that point.

(d) For the purposes of this section,

(1) "delivery" means the transfer of herring from a fishing vessel operated by the CFEC permit holder or its net to another vessel or to a licensed processing facility;

(2) "landing" means the transfer of herring from a fishing vessel operated by the CFEC permit holder to a licensed processing facility, or the transfer of herring from a vessel used to transport herring, to a licensed processing facility.

History: Eff. 4/16/2000, Register 154; am 4/24/2003, Register 166

Authority: AS 16.05.251

AS 16.05.690


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