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5 AAC 77.518. Personal use clam fishery

In the personal use taking of clams,

(1) there is no closed season;

(2) there are no bag, possession, or size limits for clams, except that

(A) from the mouth of the Kenai River to the southernmost tip of the Homer Spit, the bag limit for razor clams is the first 60 clams harvested and the possession limit is 120 clams;

(B) the combined bag and possession limit for littleneck clams and butter clams is 80 clams and the minimum size for littleneck clams is one and one-half inches in length across the widest part of the shell; and for butter clams is two and one-half inches in length across the widest part of the shell;

(C) repealed 7/13/2012;

(3) repealed 7/1/2006.

History: Eff. 7/1/86, Register 99; am 6/5/94, Register 130; am 9/5/97, Register 143; am 7/5/2000, Register 155; am 6/5/2003, Register 166; am 7/1/2006, Register 178; am 7/13/2012, Register 203

Authority: AS 16.05.251

5 AAC 77.520. Areas closed to personal use fishing for shellfish

The following areas are closed to the personal use taking of all shellfish:

(1) the intertidal beach along Shipwreck Cove in China Poot Bay enclosed by a line from 59 34.34' N. lat., 151 18.11' W. long., to 59 34.26' N.lat., 151 17.96' W. long., to 59 34.20' N. lat., 151 17.94' W. long., to 59 34.19' N. lat., 151 17.81' W. long., to 59 34.13' N. lat., 151 17.75' W. long., to 59 34.13' N. lat., 151 17.77' W. long., to 59 34.19' N. lat., 151 17.96' W. long., to 59 34.26'N. lat., 151 17.98' W. long., to 59 34.33' N. lat., 151 18.14' W. long., as marked by ADF&G regulatory markers located in the upper intertidal area;

(2) the intertidal beach by Otter Rock in Peterson Bay enclosed by a line from 59 34.78' N. lat., 151 17.84' W. long., to 59 34.70' N. lat., 151 17.68' W. long., to 59 34.79' N. lat, 151 17.68' W. long., as marked by ADF&G regulatory markers located in the upper intertidal area.

History: Eff. 8/23/2009, Register 191

Authority: AS 16.05.251

Editor's note: As of Register 207 (October 2013), and acting under AS 44.62.125 (b)(6), the regulations attorney made technical changes to 5 AAC 77.520(1) .

5 AAC 77.525. Personal use salmon fishery

(a) Only one personal use salmon fishing permit may be issued to each household per year.

(b) Repealed 7/21/91.

(c) In the personal use taking of salmon, unless otherwise specified in 5 AAC 77.500 - 5 AAC 77.548, the total annual limit for each personal use salmon fishing permit is 25 salmon for the head of a household and 10 salmon for each dependent of the permit holder.

(d) Notwithstanding any provision in 5 AAC 01 - 77, in the Cook Inlet Area, a person may possess sport-caught and personal-use caught salmon on the same day.

History: Eff. 6/20/82, Register 82; am 6/30/83, Register 86; am 7/1/86, Register 99; em am 4/30/91 - 5/30/91, Register 118 [not printed]; am 7/21/91, Register 119; am 6/22/2002, Register 162

Authority: AS 16.05.251

5 AAC 77.526. Skwentna River personal use salmon fishery

Repealed.

History: Eff. 5/31/96, Register 138; repealed 5/31/98, Register 146

Editor's note: As of Register 146, July 1998, the substance of 5 AAC 77.526 appears in 5 AAC 01.593.

5 AAC 77.527. Personal use smelt fishery

In the personal use taking of smelt,

(1) there are no bag or possession limits;

(2) smelt may be taken

(A) in salt water from April 1 through May 31;

(B) in fresh water from April 1 through June 15;

(C) with dip nets; and

(D) with a drift gillnet only from April 1 through June 15, as follows:

(i) a drift gillnet may be used only in the Kenai River downstream of an ADF&G regulatory marker at Cunningham Park;

(ii) a drift gillnet may not be more than 20 feet in length, four feet in depth, and one and one-half inches in mesh size; and

(iii) a drift gillnet must be attended by the person operating the gillnet at all times that the net is fishing;

(3) repealed 7/21/99.

History: Eff. 7/1/86, Register 99; am 3/29/87, Register 101; am 4/7/93, Register 126; am 7/21/99, Register 151; am 3/8/2002, Register 161; am 5/18/2014, Register 210

Authority: AS 16.05.251

Editor's note: As of Register 207 (October 2013), and acting under AS 44.62.125 (b)(6), the regulations attorney made technical changes to 5 AAC 77.527.

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