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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 931. Gillnet specifications and operations for Bering Sea-Kotzebue Area

5 AAC 27.931. Gillnet specifications and operations for Bering Sea-Kotzebue Area

(a) In the Bering Sea Kotzebue Area, no more than 100 fathoms of herring gillnet in the aggregate and no more than two gillnets may be on board or operated from any vessel, or vessel in tow, that is taking or attempting to take herring, except that no more than 50 fathoms and one gillnet may be on board or operated from any vessel, or vessel in tow, that is taking or attempting to take herring during periods specified by emergency order for the reduced gear length. Unhung gear sufficient for mending purposes may be carried on board. A herring gillnet may not be longer than 50 fathoms, or deeper than 60 meshes.

(b) Repealed 6/2/88.

(c) Each gillnet in operation must be buoyed at both ends and at least one buoy must be plainly and legibly marked with the permittee's herring interim-use or entry permit number.

(d) At least one cork every 10 fathoms along the cork line must be plainly and legibly marked with the CFEC permit holder's herring interim-use or limited entry permit number, and with the vessel license plate (ADF&G) number of the vessel from which the gillnet is operated.

(e) Notwithstanding 5 AAC 27.050(c) , the mesh size of a herring gillnet in the Bering Sea-Kotzebue Area may not exceed three and one-half inches or be less than two and one-half inches.

History: In effect before 1982; am 4/14/82, Register 82; am 4/16/83, Register 86; am 4/2/88, Register 105; am 6/2/88, Register 106; am 5/2/92, Register 122; am 7/16/92, Register 123; am 6/24/93, Register 126; am 3/30/95, Register 133; am 5/31/98, Register 146

Authority: AS 16.05.060

AS 16.05.251


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