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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 41 . Transportation, Possession and Release of Live Fish; Aquatic Farming
Section 310. Disease control and inspection

5 AAC 41.310. Disease control and inspection

(a) The department will continue to develop and implement a statewide fish health program in accordance with AS 16.40.150 and 5 AAC 41.001 - 5 AAC 41.400.

(b) An aquatic farm operation permit holder shall submit a verbal incident report within 48 hours when a significant loss occurs that is attributable to disease. An incident report shall be initiated by phoning the department pathology laboratory in Anchorage or Juneau.

(c) A written report related to each incident shall be submitted to the department within 15 days after discovery of the incident. A written report must include, at a minimum,

(1) a description of the nature of the incident;

(2) the cause of the incident;

(3) the time of the incident;

(4) the effect on the stocks and aquatic farm products;

(5) corrective action taken and proposed measures to eradicate future problems; and

(6) an assessment of the general impact on the program.

(d) Repealed 12/16/98.

(e) Diseased stocks and aquatic farm products shall be managed in the manner prescribed by the department in accordance with AS 16.40.150 and 5 AAC 41.001 - 5 AAC 41.400.

(f) In this section "significant" means equal to or greater than 0.5 percent a day.

History: Eff. 8/12/89, Register 111; am 12/16/98, Register 148

Authority: AS 16.05.050

AS 16.05.092

AS 16.40.100

AS 16.40.150

AS 16.40.160

Editor's note: The address for submitting written incident reports is Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Attn: Mariculture Coordinator, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, Alaska 99802-5526.

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