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Title 20 . Miscellaneous Boards and Commissions
Chapter 5 . Mental Health Trust Authority
Section 220. Gear codes

20 AAC 05.220. Gear codes

(a) A number code from the following schedule will be used to indicate the specific type of gear for which an interim-use or entry permit is issued:

    

    

Code 01 purse seine (hand or power) 1 (A - D) herring gillnet and seine, combined fishery, with vessel restrictions++ 02 beach seine 03 drift gillnet 04 set gillnet 05 hand troll 06 longline (registered vessel length under 60 feet) 07 otter trawl 7 (A - D) trawl with vessel restrictions++ 7 (F - I) trawl gear for miscellaneous saltwater finfish fishery+++ 08 fish wheel 9 pot gear (Area A King and Tanner crab fisheries) 09 pot gear (registered vessel length under 60 feet) 9 (A - D) pot gear with permit restrictions++ 10 ring nets 11 diving gear 12 hand picking** 15 power troll 17 beam trawl 18 shovel 21 pound* 2 (A - B) scallop dredge (A is for vessels with an overall length of more than 80 feet, and B is for vessels with an overall length of 80 feet or less) 23 mechanical or hydraulic digger 25 dinglebar troll gear 26 power-driven mechanical jigging machine 31 herring gillnet and purse seine, combined permit 34 herring gillnet 37 pair trawl 4 (A - D) net gear with vessel restrictions (includes trawl or any other gear authorized by the Board of Fisheries that catches fish with nets)++ 5 (A - D) fixed gear with permit restrictions (includes longline or any other gear authorized by the Board of Fisheries that catches fish with fishing hooks)++ 61 longline (required for vessels with registered vessel length 60 feet or over, but may be used aboard smaller vessels) 6 (A - B) longline gear for miscellaneous saltwater finfish fishery (A is for vessels with an overall length of 90 feet or over and B is for vessels with an overall length of at least 60 feet but less than 90 feet) 77 institutional (all legal gear types used in a special harvest area or by the holder of an educational entry permit) 91 pot gear (required for vessels with registered vessel length 60 feet or over, but may be used aboard smaller vessels) 99 other

* A herring pound permit allows the incidental use of other gear when operated in compliance with a pound permit issued by the commissioner of fish and game.

** A hand picking permit in the Prince William Sound herring wild spawn-on-kelp fishery includes and authorizes use of diving gear.

++ A permit issued with this gear code restricts the fishing capacity that a permit holder can use, as set out in 20 AAC 05.764, 20 AAC 05.779, 20 AAC 05.823, or 20 AAC 05.831.

+++ For miscellaneous saltwater finfish trawl permits, F-I corresponds to the overall length of the vessel indicated on the permit as follows: F is for an overall length less than 60 feet; G is for an overall length at least 60 feet but less than 90 feet; H is for an overall length 90 feet to 125 feet; and I is for an overall length more than 125 feet. A permit with G, H, or I may be used on a vessel that is smaller than the vessel that corresponds with the permit.

(b) Holders of gear code 61 and 91 permits shall notify the commission of any change of vessel used by the permit holder.

History: Eff. 12/18/74, Register 52; am 4/9/76, Register 58; am 1/1/78, Register 64; am 12/27/79, Register 72; am 12/30/82, Register 84; am 3/16/83, Register 85; am 11/25/84, Register 92; am 11/22/87, Register 104; am 3/3/94, Register 129; am 5/4/95, Register 134; am 12/15/95, Register 136; am 8/9/96, Register 139; am 9/13/2001, Register 159; am 1/2/2003, Register 164; am 11/6/2005, Register 176

Authority: AS 16.43.100

AS 16.43.110

AS 16.43.140

AS 16.43.990


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