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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 43. Regulation of Entry Into Alaska Commercial Fisheries
- Section 140. Permit Required.
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AS 16.43.140. Permit Required.
- (a) After January 1, 1974, a person may not operate gear in the commercial taking of fishery resources without a valid
entry permit or a valid interim-use permit issued by the commission.
- (b) A permit is not required of a crewmember or other person assisting in the operation of a unit of gear engaged in the
commercial taking of fishery resources as long as the holder of the entry permit or the interim-use permit for that
particular unit of gear is at all times present and actively engaged in the operation of the gear.
- (c) A person may hold more than one interim-use or entry permit issued or transferred under this chapter only for the
- (1) fishing more than one type of gear;
- (2) fishing in more than one administrative area;
- (3) harvesting particular species for which separate interim-use or entry permits are issued;
- (4) if authorized by regulations of the commission, fishing an entire unit of gear in a fishery in which the commission
has issued entry permits for less than a unit of gear under AS 16.43.270
(d); under this paragraph, a person may not hold more than two entry permits for a fishery; however, the person may not
- (A) fish more than one unit of gear in the fishery; or
- (B) acquire a second entry permit for the fishery after the person has acquired an entry permit that authorizes the use of
an entire unit of gear in the fishery;
- (5) consolidation of the fishing fleet for a salmon fishery; however, a person may hold not more than two entry permits
for a salmon fishery under this paragraph, but the person who holds two entry permits for a salmon fishery may not
engage in fishing under the second entry permit.
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