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(a) Groundfish incidentally taken by hand and power troll gear operated to take salmon consistent with applicable state laws and regulations are legally taken and possessed, except that lingcod may be taken under this subsection only from May 16 through November 30. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, the commissioner may establish groundfish bycatch limits for the salmon fishery described in this subsection, if the commissioner determines it is necessary to manage the groundfish bycatch harvest within total catch limits established in this chapter.
(b) A person may not
(1) possess salmon aboard a vessel that is equipped to take, or that during the most recent open fishing period has taken, groundfish or halibut with a mechanical jigging machine or dinglebar troll gear; or
(2) purchase or sell salmon from any vessel that has taken groundfish or halibut with a mechanical jigging machine or dinglebar troll gear during the most recent open fishing period.
(c) Halibut incidentally taken during an open commercial halibut season by power and hand troll gear being operated for salmon consistent with applicable state laws and regulations are legally taken and possessed.
History: Eff. 5/31/98, Register 146; am 6/14/2000, Register 154; am 7/18/2003, Register 167
Authority: AS 16.05.251
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