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(a) The herring available for harvest in the Dutch Harbor food and bait herring fishery under 5 AAC 27.865(b) (7) shall be allocated as follows:
(1) 86 percent to the herring seine fishery;
(2) 14 percent to the herring gillnet fishery.
(b) The allocations of herring to the herring seine fishery and to the herring gillnet fishery under (a) of this section are independent of each other. If the harvest by a fishery in a given year is greater than the amount allocated to that fishery under (a) of this section, the excess tonnage is subtracted from the following year's allocation to that fishery. If the harvest by a fishery in a given year is less than the amount allocated to that fishery under (a) of this section, no effect on future allocations to that fishery will occur.
(c) In the Dutch Harbor food and bait fishery, the department may reserve up to 100 tons from the herring seine fishery allocation specified in (a) of this section for the purposes of an experimental herring seine and pound fishery conducted in compliance with the terms of a permit issued by the commissioner or commissioner's designee.
(d) For purposes of this section, "Dutch Harbor food and bait fishery" is the herring food and bait fishery that occurs during the seasons described in 5 AAC 27.610(e) .
History: Eff. 4/5/2001, Register 158; em am 5/15/2003 - 9/11/2003, Register 166; am 6/4/2004, Register 170
Authority: AS 16.05.050
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