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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 28 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 263. Prince William Sound Pollock Pelagic Trawl Management Plan

5 AAC 28.263. Prince William Sound Pollock Pelagic Trawl Management Plan

(a) For directed pollock fisheries, the Inside District of the Prince William Sound Area is divided into the following three sections:

(1) Bainbridge Section: all waters of the Inside District west of 148ΓΈ W. long;

(2) Knight Island Section: all waters of the Inside District between 148ΓΈ W. long. and 147ΓΈ 20' W. long;

(3) Hinchinbrook Section: all waters of the Inside District east of 147ΓΈ 20' W. long.

(b) Notwithstanding 5 AAC 39.165(1) - (2), during a directed pollock fishery, pelagic trawl gear may be operated in that portion of the Hinchinbrook Section located north of a line from Cape Hinchinbrook (60ΓΈ 13.96' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 39.12' W. long.) to Zaikof Point (60ΓΈ 18.96' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 55.12' W. long.), and west of lines from Johnstone Point to Knowles Head (60ΓΈ 40.96' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 37.62' W. long.), Porcupine Point (60ΓΈ 44.60' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 42.10' W. long.) to the southernmost tip of Bligh Island (60ΓΈ 48.30' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 47.90' W. long.), and the northernmost tip of Bligh Island (60ΓΈ 52.90' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 46.00' W. long.) to Rocky Point (60ΓΈ 57.00' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 46.20' W. long.) to Point Freemantle (60ΓΈ 57.00' N. lat., 146ΓΈ 58' W. long.).

(c) During a directed pollock fishery, no more than 40 percent of the guideline harvest level may be taken from any one section described in (a) of this section.

(d) During a directed pollock pelagic trawl fishery, the total bycatch weight of all species combined may not exceed five percent of the total round weight of the pollock harvested.

History: Eff. 7/5/2000, Register 155; am 3/30/2006, Register 177

Authority: AS 16.05.251

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