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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 515. Lawful gear for Kodiak Area

5 AAC 27.515. Lawful gear for Kodiak Area

(a) Herring may be taken only by seines, gillnets and trawls, except that beach seines and trawls may not be used to take herring during the sac roe season.

(b) A herring fishing vessel may operate or assist in operating, or have on board it, only one legal limit of herring fishing gear in the aggregate, except that

(1) a herring fishing vessel may tow or transport another herring fishing vessel containing those vessels' own gear; and

(2) parts of gear used in other management areas may be on board the vessel if those parts of gear are stowed below the deck of the vessel while that vessel is in the Kodiak Area.

(c) Unhung gear sufficient for mending purposes may be carried aboard fishing vessels.

(d) A purse seine, hand purse seine or beach seine may not be fished simultaneously with gillnet gear by any person or vessel.

(e) Herring fishing nets shall be measured, either wet or dry, by determining the maximum length of cork line when the net is fully extended with traction applied at one end only.

(f) The interim-use or entry permit holder is responsible for operation of the net.

(g) The use of leads with any net gear used for commercial herring fishing is prohibited during the herring sac roe season.

History: In effect before 1982; am 4/14/82, Register 82; am 6/2/88, Register 106; am 5/29/99, Register 150

Authority: AS 16.05.251

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