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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 77 . Personal Use Fishery
Section 612. Personal use Dungeness crab fishery

5 AAC 77.612. Personal use Dungeness crab fishery

In the personal use taking of Dungeness crab

(1) there is no closed season;

(2) the daily bag and possession limit is 20 male crab;

(3) the minimum legal size for male Dungeness crab is six and one-half inches in shoulder width, male Dungeness crab less than the minimum legal size and female Dungeness crab that have been taken must be immediately returned unharmed to the sea;

(4) live holding facilities used to accumulate or pool multiple bag limits by an individual or individuals are not allowed;

(5) a pot used to take Dungeness crab under this chapter must have at least two escape rings that each are not less than four and three-eighths inches, inside diameter; the escape rings must be located on opposite sides of the pot and the upper half of the vertical plane of the pot.

History: Eff. 7/1/86, Register 99; am 6/3/2000, Register 154; am 7/18/2003, Register 167

Authority: AS 16.05.251

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