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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 28 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 165. Lingcod allocation guidelines for Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area

5 AAC 28.165. Lingcod allocation guidelines for Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area

In the Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area, the department shall annually allocate the harvest in the lingcod commercial and sport fisheries as follows:

(1) Icy Bay Subdistrict:

(A) 66.66 percent to the directed commercial lingcod fishery, bycatch in the commercial longline fisheries, and bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery, combined;

(B) 33.33 percent to the sport fishery;

(2) East Yakutat Section:

(A) 43 percent to the directed commercial lingcod fishery;

(B) two percent to the sport fishery;

(C) 47 percent to bycatch in the commercial longline fishery;

(D) eight percent to bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery;

(3) Northern Southeast Outside Section:

(A) 43 percent to the directed commercial lingcod fishery;

(B) 22 percent to the sport fishery;

(C) 27 percent to bycatch in the commercial longline fishery;

(D) eight percent to bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery;

(4) Central Southeast Outside Section:

(A) 36 percent to the directed commercial lingcod fishery;

(B) 30 percent to the sport fishery;

(C) 23 percent to bycatch in the commercial longline fishery;

(D) seven percent to bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery;

(E) four percent to bycatch in the commercial groundfish fishery using hand troll gear and mechanical jigging machines;

(5) Southern Southeast Outer Coast Sector:

(A) 30 percent to the directed commercial lingcod fishery;

(B) 44 percent to the sport fishery;

(C) 17 percent to bycatch in the commercial longline fishery;

(D) seven percent to bycatch in the commercial groundfish fishery using hand troll gear and mechanical jigging machines;

(E) two percent to bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery;

(6) Southern Southeast Internal Sector:

(A) no directed commercial lingcod fishery;

(B) 92 percent to the sport fishery;

(C) four percent to bycatch in the commercial longline fishery;

(D) four percent to bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery;

(7) Northern Southeast Inside Subdistrict:

(A) no directed commercial lingcod fishery;

(B) 50 percent to the sport fishery;

(C) 30 percent to bycatch in the commercial longline fishery;

(D) 20 percent to bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery.

History: Eff. 4/15/94, Register 130; am 6/14/2000, Register 154; am 7/18/2003, Register 167; am 7/31/2003, Register 167

Authority: AS 16.05.251


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