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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 28 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 190. Harvest of bait by commercial permit holders in Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area

5 AAC 28.190. Harvest of bait by commercial permit holders in Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area

The holder of a valid CFEC interim use or limited entry permit may take groundfish in the waters of Alaska in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area for use as bait in the commercial fishery for which the permit is held as follows:

(1) except for sablefish, groundfish may be taken at any time; sablefish may not be taken for bait or used for bait;

(2) unless use of a gear is restricted in 5 AAC 27 - 5 AAC 39, groundfish may be taken by any gear specified in 5 AAC 39.105 except trawls;

(3) no more than 10 percent, by weight, of all other species of fish on board the vessel may be demersal shelf rockfish, and no more than 10 percent, by weight, of all other species of fish on board may be lingcod;

(4) a person on board a vessel used to take bait under the provisions of this section may not participate in the sablefish fishery if restricted by 5 AAC 28.180;

(5) a person who takes groundfish for bait during a fishing trip and uses the bait during that trip, must report the bait taken by species and estimated weight on a fish ticket prepared for that fishing trip; a person who makes a separate set to harvest groundfish for bait must report that harvest to the department on a fish ticket using the gear card for the species for which the bait was intended and must submit the fish ticket within seven days after landing that species;

(6) groundfish taken under this section may not be

(A) purchased or sold; or

(B) transported outside of the waters of Alaska in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area;

(7) repealed 7/18/2003.

History: Eff. 7/30/89, Register 111; am 4/30/91, Register 118; am 4/15/94, Register 130; am 7/18/2003, Register 167

Authority: AS 16.05.251


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