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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 27 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 971. Harvest of bait by commercial permit holders in Bering Sea-Kotzebue Area

5 AAC 27.971. Harvest of bait by commercial permit holders in Bering Sea-Kotzebue Area

(a) The holder of a valid CFEC interim use or limited entry permit may take but may not sell herring for use as bait in the commercial fishery for which the permit is held as follows:

(1) except as provided in (3) of this section, herring may be taken at any time;

(2) herring may be taken only by gillnet or beach seine as described in 5 AAC 27.931 and 5 AAC 27.932;

(3) in the 72 hours before, during, and 72 hours after an open commercial herring fishing period in the Bering Sea-Kotzebue Area, a vessel or crew member or permit holder that participates in that commercial herring fishery opening may not take or possess herring under this section in any subdistrict in the Bering Sea-Kotzebue Area;

(4) a person or vessel may not take more than one ton of herring under this section in a calendar year unless that person or vessel first applies for and receives from the department a permit authorizing the person or vessel to do so.

(b) A permit issued under (a)(4) of this section may require a permittee to report to the department the amount of herring taken under the permit.

History: Eff. 3/30/95, Register 133; am 5/31/98, Register 146

Authority: AS 16.05.251

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