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(a) There is no open season for sharks, except sharks may be retained bycatch as specified in 5 AAC 28.070(b) .
(b) For the purpose of this section, "sharks" are species of the order Lamniformes, Squaliformes, and Carcharhiniformes.
(c) A person that retains any species of shark as bycatch and sells or retains any species of shark, must sell or utilize the shark. All harvested sharks must have fins, head, and tail attached at the time of sale. In this subsection, "utilize" means use of the flesh of the shark for human consumption, for reduction to meal for production of food for animals or fish, for bait, or for scientific, display, or educational purposes.
History: Eff. 5/31/98, Register 146; am 7/5/2000, Register 155
Authority: AS 16.05.251
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