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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 832. Seine specifications and operations for Bristol Bay Area

5 AAC 27.832. Seine specifications and operations for Bristol Bay Area

(a) A herring purse seine or hand purse seine

(1) may not exceed 100 fathoms in length; and

(2) may not be more than 625 meshes in depth, of which no more than 600 meshes may have a mesh size larger than one and one-half inches.

(b) In the Togiak District, during the open herring fishing season described in 5 AAC 27.810, a herring fishing vessel may not have on board, or have on a vessel towed by it,

(1) more than a single herring purse seine as described in (a) of this section; or

(2) any other assembled purse seine gear as described in 5 AAC 39.105(d) (4).

(c) Herring may not be retained in a purse seine for more than 36 hours after the closure of a herring fishing period.

History: Eff. 5/31/98, Register 146

Authority: AS 16.05.251

Editor's note: Before Register 146, July 1998, the substance of 5 AAC 27.832 appeared in 5 AAC 27.831.


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