HB 309: "An Act prohibiting the release of nonindigenous predatory fish into public water."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 309 01 "An Act prohibiting the release of nonindigenous predatory fish into public water." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 16.35 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 16.35.210. Release of nonindigenous predatory fish. (a) A person may 05 not knowingly transport or release live nonindigenous predatory fish into a body of 06 fresh public water if that species of fish is not indigenous to that body of fresh water, 07 unless the person possesses a permit issued by the department to transport and release 08 the fish. This section does not apply to a fisherman who catches and releases a fish 09 into the water from which the fish was taken. In this subsection, "public water" has 10 the meaning given in AS 38.05.965. 11 (b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C felony.