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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 190. Herring Management Plan for Southeastern Alaska Area

5 AAC 27.190. Herring Management Plan for Southeastern Alaska Area

For the management of herring fisheries in the Southeastern Alaska Area, the department

(1) shall identify stocks of herring on a spawning area basis;

(2) shall establish minimum spawning biomass thresholds below which fishing will not be allowed;

(3) shall assess the abundance of mature herring for each stock before allowing fishing to occur;

(4) except as provided elsewhere, may allow a harvest of herring at an exploitation rate between 10 percent and 20 percent of the estimated spawning biomass when that biomass is above the minimum threshold level;

(5) may identify and consider sources of mortality in setting harvest guideline;

(6) by emergency order, may modify fishing periods to minimize incidental mortalities during commercial fisheries.

History: Eff. 4/23/94, Register 130; am 5/31/98, Register 146

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251

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