Advertising with us can place you in front of thousands of visitors a day. Learn more!
- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 43. Regulation of Entry Into Alaska Commercial Fisheries
- Section 250. Standards For Initial Issue of Entry Permits.
previous: Section 240
. Determination of the Maximum Number of Entry Permits For Initial Issue.
next: Section 260
. Application For Initial Issue of Entry Permits.
AS 16.43.250. Standards For Initial Issue of Entry Permits.
- (a) Following the establishment of the maximum number of units of gear for a particular fishery under AS 16.43.240
, the commission shall adopt regulations establishing qualifications for ranking applicants for entry permits according
to the degree of hardship which they would suffer by exclusion from the fishery. The regulations shall define priority
classifications of similarly situated applicants based upon a reasonable balance of the following hardship standards:
- (1) degree of economic dependence upon the fishery, including, when reasonable for the fishery, the percentage of income
derived from the fishery, reliance on alternative occupations, availability of alternative occupations, investment in
vessels and gear;
- (2) extent of past participation in the fishery, including, when reasonable for the fishery, the number of years of
participation in the fishery, and the consistency of participation during each year.
- (b) The commission shall designate in the regulations those priority classifications of applicants who would suffer
significant economic hardship by exclusion from the fishery.
- (c) The commission shall designate in the regulations those priority classifications of applicants who would suffer only
minor economic hardship by exclusion from the fishery.
- (d) If an individual eligible to apply under AS 16.43.260
(a) has applied during application periods established under AS 16.43.260
(b) for two or more entry permits under AS 16.43.260
(d) or (e) for the same specific fishery resource and the same specific type of gear in different administrative areas,
but has failed to qualify for an entry permit for that type of fishery resource and gear, the individual's cumulative
qualifications may be credited to the fishery for which the individual is most qualified. The commission shall issue an
entry permit to the individual for the fishery if the individual's cumulative qualifications result in placing the
individual in a category designated in (b) of this section. The qualifications credited to a fishery under this
subsection may not be considered for the purpose of ranking the applicant under (a)-(c) of this section for any other
fishery. The commission may not revoke any permit previously issued notwithstanding the issuance of permits in excess
of the maximum number established under AS 16.43.230
- 16.43.240 as a result of this subsection. In this
subsection, "fishery" includes all salmon fisheries of the state for which a maximum number of entry permits has been
established by the commission under AS 16.43.240
- (e) If the cumulative qualifications of an individual under (d) of this section include points granted by the commission
under (a) of this section for more than one fishery and the number of points required to place an applicant in the
priority classification under (b) of this section is not the same for each of the fisheries, the commission shall
obtain a quotient for the individual by dividing the number of points the individual has been granted for each fishery
by the number of points needed to place an applicant in a priority classification under (b) of this section for that
fishery. If the sum of the quotients obtained under this subsection equals or exceeds 1.00, the individual is entitled
to a permit under (d) of this section.
All content © 2008 by Touch
N' Go/Bright Solutions, Inc.
Note to HTML Version:
This version of the Alaska Statutes is current through December, 2007. The Alaska Statutes were automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, but this can not be guaranteed. If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Statutes be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. For statutes adopted after the effective date of these statutes, see, Alaska State Legislature
If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We
hope you find this information useful.