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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 28 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 220. Permits for Prince William Sound Area

5 AAC 28.220. Permits for Prince William Sound Area

(a) In the waters of the Prince William Sound Area, sablefish may be taken only under the conditions of a permit issued by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee. The permit may specify requirements for logbooks and other requirements that the commissioner determines necessary for the management of the fishery.

(b) In the waters of the Prince William Sound Area, pollock may be taken only under the authority of a permit issued by the commissioner or the commissioner's authorized designee. The permit may specify requirements for logbooks, observers, harvest reporting procedures, and other requirements that the commissioner determines are necessary for management of the fishery.

(c) Except when taken as allowable bycatch in a directed fishery, a person may take miscellaneous groundfish in the Prince William Sound Area only under the authority and conditions of a permit issued by the commissioner. In consideration of whether to issue a permit under this section, the commissioner may consider whether the harvested fish can be fully utilized. In the permit, the commissioner may

(1) restrict the depth of fishing gear;

(2) specify the fishing season and periods of fishing;

(3) specify area for fishing;

(4) establish the allowable size of harvested fish;

(5) specify the type and configuration of gear;

(6) require that the person complete logbooks provided by the department and attach the logbooks to a fish ticket when the fish are landed; and

(7) set out other conditions that the commissioner, in the commissioner's discretion, determines are necessary for conservation or management purposes.

(d) For the purpose of this section, "miscellaneous groundfish" are those species of groundfish that are not specified in 5 AAC 28.200 - 5 AAC 28.271.

History: Eff. 7/30/89, Register 111; am 12/22/95, Register 137; am 4/25/96, Register 138; am 3/30/2000, Register 153; am 7/5/2000, Register 155

Authority: AS 16.05.251


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