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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 28 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 270. Possession requirements for Prince William Sound Area

5 AAC 28.270. Possession requirements for Prince William Sound Area

(a) Lingcod retained must measure at least 35 inches from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail, or 28 inches from the front of the dorsal fin to the tip of the tail. Undersized lingcod shall be returned to the water immediately without further injury. No person may mutilate or otherwise disfigure a lingcod in a manner that prevents determination of the minimum size before delivery for sale.

(b) Pollock taken with mechanical jigging machines and hand troll gear during a state waters season described in 5 AAC 28.267 may be retained.

(c) If the commissioner determines it necessary for biological sampling purposes, the commissioner may, by emergency order, close a fishing season for lingcod and immediately reopen the season with a requirement that all lingcod be delivered with the head on and with the vent and external area one inch forward of the vent unmutilated, as evidence of gender.

History: Eff. 4/7/93, Register 126; am 4/4/97, Register 142; am 5/11/2003, Register 166

Authority: AS 16.05.251

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