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In the personal use taking of Dungeness crab
(1) there is no closed season;
(2) the daily bag and possession limit is 20 male Dungeness crab except that, in waters of Thorne Bay west of the longitude of the southernmost tip of Thorne Head, the daily bag and possession limit is five male Dungeness 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 utilized 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 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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