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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 28 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 175. Logbooks for Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area

5 AAC 28.175. Logbooks for Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area

(a) An operator of a vessel fishing for groundfish in the waters of Alaska in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area or in a state-managed directed fishery in the waters of the exclusive economic zone adjacent to the Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area shall maintain an accurate logbook of all fishing operations for each type of gear used.

(b) A logbook described in (a) of this section

(1) for longline gear must include, by set, the date, the specific location of harvest by latitude and longitude for start and ending positions, hook spacing, the amount of gear (number of hooks) used, the depth of each set, the estimated weight of all target species taken, an estimated weight of the bycatch retained or discarded at sea, and the tag number of any tagged fish landed; for the Northern Southeast Inside Subdistrict and the Southern Southeast Inside Subdistrict sablefish fisheries, a logbook must include a record of the round weight delivered, the purchasing processor, and date of each delivery during that season if multiple landings have been made;

(2) for dinglebar, mechanical jig, or hand troll gear must include the date, the specific location of harvest by six digit statistical area and nearest headland, the number of lines and hooks per lines used, the average depth fished, the hours fished for each line, and the number of bycatch fish taken, by species; for the target species the following is required:

(A) the number retained;

(B) the number discarded; and

(C) for lingcod only, their estimated sex ratio;

(3) must be updated, within 24 hours after midnight local time on the day of operation; and

(4) must be retained, with its original pages, for a period of two years by the owner or operator of the vessel;

(5) must include the tag number of any tagged fish landed, with the date and specific location.

(c) A logbook described in (a) of this section must be kept on board the vessel while operating gear, during transits to or from a port of landing, and for five days after delivering groundfish.

(d) Repealed 6/15/97.

(e) A logbook described in (a) of this section must be made available to a local representative of the department upon request.

(f) A copy of the page of the logbook described in (a) in this section pertaining to a landing must be attached to the fish ticket documenting the landing.

(g) A person may not make a false entry in the logbook described in (a) of this section.

History: Eff. 7/30/89, Register 111; am 4/30/91, Register 118; am 4/15/94, Register 130; am 6/15/97, Register 142; am 11/20/97, Register 144; am 6/14/2000, Register 154; am 7/18/2003, Register 167

Authority: AS 16.05.251


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