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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 631. Gillnet specifications and operations for Alaska Peninsula-Aleutian Islands Area

5 AAC 27.631. Gillnet specifications and operations for Alaska Peninsula-Aleutian Islands Area

(a) In the herring gillnet fishery, the aggregate length of gillnets operated by a CFEC permit holder may not exceed 150 fathoms.

(b) The interim-use or entry permit holder must be physically present while the gillnet is being fished.

(c) Each drift gillnet in operation must have a buoy at one end and the opposite end must be attached to the fishing vessel. Each set gillnet in operation must be anchored and buoyed at both ends. Each buoy must be plainly and legibly marked with the permanent vessel license plate number (ADF&G number) of the vessel operating the gear. The buoy may bear only a single number and this number must be that of the vessel used in operating the gear. The numbers must be painted on the top one-third of the buoy in numerals at least four inches in height, one-half inch in width and in a color contrasting to that of the buoy. The buoy markings must be visible on the buoy above the water surface.

(d) In the Akutan and Unalaska Districts, notwithstanding 5 AAC 27.050(c) , gillnet mesh sizes up to three and one-half inches may be used.

History: In effect before 1982; am 4/14/82, Register 82; am 5/11/85, Register 94; am 5/31/98, Register 146; am 4/5/2001, Register 158; am 6/4/2004, Register 170

Authority: AS 16.05.251

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