[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12564-12587]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5174]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

36 CFR Part 242

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. FWS-R7-SM-2009-0061; 70101-1261-0000L6]
RIN 1018-AW71


Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska--
2011-12 and 2012-13 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish 
Regulations

AGENCIES: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest 
limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish and shellfish for 
subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 regulatory 
years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial 
process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in 
even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish regulations 
in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place 
during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and 
traditional use determinations during the applicable biennial cycle. 
This rulemaking replaces the fish and shellfish taking regulations that 
expire on March 31, 2011. This rule also revises the address of the 
Office of Subsistence Management; the new address should be used to 
obtain maps delineating the boundaries of the subsistence resource 
regions.

DATES: This rule is effective April 1, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The Board meeting transcripts are available for review at 
the Office of Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 
121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or on the Office of Subsistence 
Management Web site (http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/index.cfml).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attention: Peter J. Probasco, Office of 
Subsistence Management; (907) 786-3888 or subsistence@fws.gov. For 
questions specific to National Forest System lands, contact Steve 
Kessler, Subsistence Program Leader, USDA, Forest Service, Alaska 
Region, (907) 743-9461 or skessler@fs.fed.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation 
Act (ANILCA) (16 U.S.C. 3111-3126), the Secretary of the Interior and 
the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretaries) jointly implement the 
Federal Subsistence Management Program. This program provides a 
preference for take of fish and wildlife resources for subsistence uses 
on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. The Secretaries published 
temporary regulations to carry out this program in the Federal Register 
on June 29, 1990 (55 FR 27114), and final regulations were published in 
the Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The Program has 
subsequently amended these regulations a number of times. Because this 
program is a joint effort between Interior and Agriculture, these 
regulations are located in two titles of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR): Title 36, ``Parks, Forests, and Public Property,'' 
and Title 50, ``Wildlife and Fisheries,'' at 36 CFR 242.1-28 and 50 CFR 
100.1-28, respectively. The regulations contain subparts as follows: 
Subpart A, General Provisions; Subpart B, Program Structure; Subpart C, 
Board Determinations; and Subpart D, Subsistence Taking of Fish and 
Wildlife.
    Consistent with subpart B of these regulations, the Secretaries 
established a Federal Subsistence Board to administer the Federal 
Subsistence Management Program. The Board is currently made up of:
     A Chair appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with 
concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture;
     The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service;
     The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. National Park Service;
     The Alaska State Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management;
     The Alaska Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Indian 
Affairs; and
     The Alaska Regional Forester, U.S. Forest Service.
    Through the Board, these agencies participate in the development of 
regulations for subparts C and D, which, among other things, set forth 
program eligibility and specific harvest seasons and limits.
    In administering the program, the Secretaries divided Alaska into 
10 subsistence resource regions, each of which is represented by a 
Regional Advisory Council. The Regional Advisory Councils provide a 
forum for rural residents with personal knowledge of local conditions 
and resource requirements to have a meaningful role in the subsistence 
management of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands in Alaska. The 
Regional Advisory Council members represent varied geographical, 
cultural, and user interests within each region.
    The Board addresses customary and traditional use determinations 
during the applicable biennial cycle. Section ------.24 (customary and 
traditional use determinations) was originally published in the Federal 
Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The regulations at 36 CFR 242.4 
and 50 CFR 100.4 define ``customary and traditional use'' as ``a long-
established, consistent pattern of use, incorporating beliefs and 
customs which have been transmitted from generation to generation. * * 
*'' Since 1992, the Board has made a number of customary and 
traditional use determinations at the request of affected subsistence 
users. Those modifications, along with some administrative corrections, 
were published in the Federal Register as follows:

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                                         Modifications to Sec.   ----.24
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                                                                   Rule made changes to the following provisions
     Federal Register citation           Date of publication                        of ----.24
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59 FR 27462........................  May 27, 1994...............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
59 FR 51855........................  October 13, 1994...........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
60 FR 10317........................  February 24, 1995..........  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
61 FR 39698........................  July 30, 1996..............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
62 FR 29016........................  May 29, 1997...............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 35332........................  June 29, 1998..............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
63 FR 46148........................  August 28, 1998............  Wildlife and Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 1276.........................  January 8, 1999............  Fish/Shellfish.
64 FR 35776........................  July 1, 1999...............  Wildlife.
65 FR 40730........................  June 30, 2000..............  Wildlife.
66 FR 10142........................  February 13, 2001..........  Fish/Shellfish.
66 FR 33744........................  June 25, 2001..............  Wildlife.
67 FR 5890.........................  February 7, 2002...........  Fish/Shellfish.
67 FR 43710........................  June 28, 2002..............  Wildlife.
68 FR 7276.........................  February 12, 2003..........  Fish/Shellfish.
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       Note: The Board met May 20-22, 2003, but did not make any additional customary and traditional use
                                                 determinations.
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69 FR 5018.........................  February 3, 2004...........  Fish/Shellfish.
69 FR 40174........................  July 1, 2004...............  Wildlife.
70 FR 13377........................  March 21, 2005.............  Fish/Shellfish.
70 FR 36268........................  June 22, 2005..............  Wildlife.
71 FR 15569........................  March 29, 2006.............  Fish/Shellfish.
71 FR 37642........................  June 30, 2006..............  Wildlife.
72 FR 12676........................  March 16, 2007.............  Fish/Shellfish.
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     Note: The Board met December 11-13, 2007, but did not make any additional customary and traditional use
                                                 determinations.
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72 FR 73426........................  December 27, 2007..........  Wildlife/Fish.
73 FR 35726........................  June 26, 2008..............  Wildlife.
74 FR 14049........................  March 30, 2009.............  Fish/Shellfish.
75 FR 37918........................  June 30, 2010..............  Wildlife.
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Current Rule

    The Departments published a proposed rule on January 15, 2010 (75 
FR 2448), to amend the fish and shellfish sections of subparts C and D 
of 36 CFR 242 and 50 CFR 100. The proposed rule opened a comment 
period, which closed on March 24, 2010. The Departments advertised the 
proposed rule by mail, radio, and newspaper. During that period, the 
Regional Councils met and, in addition to other Regional Council 
business, received suggestions for proposals from the public. The Board 
received a total of 21 proposals for changes to subparts C and D; this 
included 2 proposals that the Board had deferred from the previous 
regulatory cycle. Four proposals were withdrawn by the proponent prior 
to the start of the public review process. After the comment period 
closed, the Board prepared a booklet describing the proposals and 
distributed it to the public. The proposals were also available online. 
The public then had an additional 30 days in which to comment on the 
proposals for changes to the regulations.
    The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received public 
comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on 
proposals for their respective regions. The Regional Advisory Councils 
had a substantial role in reviewing the proposed rule and making 
recommendations for the final rule. Moreover, a Council Chair, or a 
designated representative, presented each Council's recommendations at 
the Board meeting of January 18-20, 2011. These final regulations 
reflect Board review and consideration of Regional Advisory Council 
recommendations and public comments. The public received extensive 
opportunity to review and comment on all changes. In section --
--.24(a)(2), corrections to the spelling of certain village names and 
an updated format have been made, resulting in a more readable 
document.
    Of the 17 proposals, 15 were on the Board's regular agenda and 2 
were on the consensus agenda. The consensus agenda is made up of 
proposals for which there is agreement among the affected Subsistence 
Regional Advisory Councils, a majority of the Interagency Staff 
Committee members, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game 
concerning a proposed regulatory action. Anyone may request that the 
Board remove a proposal from the consensus agenda and place it on the 
non-consensus (regular) agenda. The Board votes en masse on the 
consensus agenda after deliberation and action on all other proposals. 
Of the proposals on the consensus agenda, the Board withdrew both 
proposals based on the request of the proponent. This action was 
consistent with Board policy and was supported by each of the Regional 
Advisory Council Chairs in the management area. Analysis and 
justification for each action are available for review at the Office of 
Subsistence Management, 1011 East Tudor Road, Mail Stop 121, Anchorage, 
Alaska 99503, or on the Office of Subsistence Management Web site 
(http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/index.cfml). Of the proposals on the regular 
agenda, the Board adopted one; adopted three with modification; 
rejected three; deferred four; took no action on two; and withdrew two 
based on the request of the proponent. In section ----.22(b) an 
administrative change was made to reflect the current address of the 
Office of Subsistence Management.

Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Not Adopted by the Board

    The Board rejected, deferred, withdrew, or took no action on 11 
non-consensus proposals. The rejected proposals were recommended for

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rejection by one or more of the Regional Advisory Councils unless noted 
below.
    The Board withdrew 2 proposals in the Yukon-Northern Area based on 
the request of the proponent. This action was consistent with Board 
policy and was supported by each of the Regional Advisory Council 
Chairs in the management area.
    The Board deferred a proposal in the Yukon-Northern Area to 
restrict customary trade of Chinook salmon on the Yukon River to allow 
time for a subcommittee made up of members from the three Yukon River 
Regional Advisory Councils to try to reach consensus on a 
recommendation to the Councils. The Board also took no action on a 
similar proposal based on the action of this proposal.
    The Board rejected a proposal in the Yukon-Northern Area to 
restrict gillnet depth in Federal public waters of the Yukon River 
based on concerns that this proposal was not supported by substantial 
evidence and would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence 
needs for some users.
    The Board rejected a proposal in the Yukon-Northern Area to close 
Federal public waters of the Yukon River to the taking of first pulse 
Chinook salmon from the mouth to the Canadian border for 12 years. The 
Board took this action because Federal and State managers already have 
the authority to take action to close this fishery for conservation 
concerns and this proposal would be detrimental to the satisfaction of 
subsistence needs for some users.
    The Board deferred a proposal in the Yukon-Northern Area to 
subdivide an existing subdistrict on the Yukon River. This action would 
allow for additional public input and time for Federal and State 
managers to consider possible courses of actions.
    The Board took no action on a proposal to extend the sockeye salmon 
season in the Klawock River drainage and Klawock Lake in the Southeast 
Alaska Area based on its action on a similar proposal.
    The Board deferred a proposal to close the eulachon fishery in 
sections 1C and 1D of the Southeast Alaska Area to allow time for 
additional public input and to address conservation concerns. This 
action was contrary to the Council recommendation, which was to adopt 
the proposal with modification.
    The Board continued a previous deferral on a proposal to close 
Federal public waters in the Makhnati Island area of Southeast Alaska 
to the harvest of herring and herring spawn except by Federally 
qualified users. This action was requested by the Council to allow time 
for peer review of a study conducted by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.
    The Board rejected a previously deferred proposal in Southeast 
Alaska to determine a ``no Federal subsistence priority'' be made for 
all fish in the Juneau road system area. This action was based on 
concerns that the proposal was not supported by substantial evidence 
and would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs for 
users.

Summary of Non-Consensus Proposals Adopted by the Board

    The Board adopted or adopted with modification four non-consensus 
proposals. Modifications were suggested by the affected Regional 
Council(s), developed during the analysis process, or developed during 
the Board's public deliberations. All of the adopted proposals were 
recommended for adoption by at least one of the Regional Councils 
unless noted below.

Southeast Alaska

    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to eliminate the 
defined sockeye salmon season and fishing schedule in the Klawock River 
drainage and Klawock Lake to provide additional opportunity for 
subsistence users.

Kodiak

    The Board adopted a proposal to reduce the harvest limit of king 
crab from six to three per household. This action was based on 
continuing conservation concerns.
    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to eliminate harvest 
limits associated with subsistence permits issued to Federally 
qualified subsistence users who fish for salmon in Federal public 
waters of the Kodiak Area that cannot be accessed from the Kodiak road 
system, except the mainland district, and changed the recording 
requirements from immediately upon landing a fish to prior to leaving 
the fishing site. This action was taken to allow additional opportunity 
and reduce the burden of reporting for subsistence users.

Chignik

    The Board adopted a proposal with modification to expand the areas 
for subsistence fishing using existing gear types, except gillnets. 
This action was taken to provide additional opportunity for subsistence 
users.

Southcentral Alaska--Request for Reconsideration

    The Departments published a proposed rule on April 17, 2008 (73 FR 
20884), to amend subparts C and D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 
100. The proposed rule opened a comment period, which closed on June 
30, 2008. The Departments advertised the proposed rule by mail, radio, 
and newspaper. During that period, the Regional Councils met and, in 
addition to other Regional Council business, received suggestions for 
proposals from the public. The Board received a total of 15 proposals 
for changes to subparts C and D. After the proposal period closed, the 
Board prepared a booklet describing the proposals and distributed them 
to the public; this was also available online. The public then had an 
additional 30 days in which to comment on the proposals for changes to 
the regulations. The 10 Regional Advisory Councils met again, received 
public comments, and formulated their recommendations to the Board on 
proposals for their respective regions. The Regional Advisory Councils 
had a substantial role in reviewing the proposed rule and making 
recommendations for the final rule. Moreover, a Council Chair, or a 
designated representative, presented each Council's recommendations at 
the Board meeting of January 13-15, 2009. The public had extensive 
opportunity to review and comment on all changes. One of the proposals 
rejected by the Board was FP09-07, which requested the Board to 
recognize a customary and traditional use determination for residents 
of Ninilchik for resident fish in the Kenai Peninsula District waters 
north of and including the Kenai River drainage. The Board based its 
decision on a lack of substantial evidence; this decision was contrary 
to the modified proposal recommendation of the Southcentral Regional 
Advisory Council.
    On May 29, 2009, as provided for in 36 CFR 242.20 and 50 CFR 
100.20, the Ninilchik Traditional Council submitted a request for 
reconsideration on the Board's decision to reject FP09-07. The Board 
accepted the request for reconsideration and initiated additional staff 
analysis and review; after public notice, the Board met again on 
November 9, 2010, and readdressed this proposal. After recommendations 
from the applicable Council Chair, comments from the Alaska Department 
of Fish and Game, and members of the public, the Board rescinded its 
earlier decision and recognized a customary and traditional use 
determination for residents of Ninilchik for all fish in the Kenai 
Peninsula District waters north of and including the Kenai River 
drainage. The Board based its decision on the available information on 
the residents of

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Ninilchik's use of resident fish species in the Kenai River area, the 
opportunistic nature of subsistence uses, and the demonstrated history 
of fishing activities by Ninilchik residents, and concluded that 
Ninilchik residents have customarily and traditionally used resident 
fish species in the river.
    These final regulations reflect Board review and consideration of 
Regional Council recommendations and public comments. Because this rule 
concerns public lands managed by an agency or agencies in both the 
Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, identical text will be 
incorporated into 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100.

Conformance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities

Administrative Procedure Act Compliance

    The Board has provided extensive opportunity for public input and 
involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act 
requirements, including publishing a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register, participation in multiple Regional Council meetings, 
additional public review and comment on all proposals for regulatory 
change, and opportunity for additional public comment during the Board 
meeting prior to deliberation. Additionally, an administrative 
mechanism exists (and has been used by the public) to request 
reconsideration of the Board's decision on any particular proposal for 
regulatory change (36 CFR 242.20 and 50 CFR 100.20). Therefore, the 
Board believes that sufficient public notice and opportunity for 
involvement have been given to affected persons regarding Board 
decisions.
    In the more than 20 years the Program has been operating, no 
benefit to the public has been demonstrated by delaying the effective 
date of the subsistence regulations. A lapse in regulatory control 
could affect the continued viability of fish or wildlife populations 
and future subsistence opportunities for rural Alaskans, and would 
generally fail to serve the overall public interest. Therefore, the 
Board finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make this rule 
effective upon the date set forth in DATES to ensure continued 
operation of the subsistence program.

National Environmental Policy Act Compliance

    A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for developing a 
Federal Subsistence Management Program was distributed for public 
comment on October 7, 1991. That document described the major issues 
associated with Federal subsistence management as identified through 
public meetings, written comments, and staff analyses and examined the 
environmental consequences of four alternatives. Proposed regulations 
(subparts A, B, and C) that would implement the preferred alternative 
were included in the DEIS as an appendix. The DEIS and the proposed 
administrative regulations presented a framework for a regulatory cycle 
regarding subsistence hunting and fishing regulations (subpart D). The 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published on February 
28, 1992.
    Based on the public comments received, the analysis contained in 
the FEIS, and the recommendations of the Federal Subsistence Board and 
the Department of the Interior's Subsistence Policy Group, the 
Secretary of the Interior, with the concurrence of the Secretary of 
Agriculture, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture--Forest 
Service, implemented Alternative IV as identified in the DEIS and FEIS 
(Record of Decision on Subsistence Management for Federal Public Lands 
in Alaska (ROD), signed April 6, 1992). The DEIS and the selected 
alternative in the FEIS defined the administrative framework of a 
regulatory cycle for subsistence hunting and fishing regulations. The 
final rule for subsistence management regulations for public lands in 
Alaska, subparts A, B, and C, implemented the Federal Subsistence 
Management Program and included a framework for a regulatory cycle for 
the subsistence taking of wildlife and fish. The following Federal 
Register documents pertain to this rulemaking:

              Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subparts A, B, and C:
                             Federal Register Documents Pertaining to the Final Rule
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   Federal Register  citation         Date of publication                  Category                 Details
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57 FR 22940....................  May 29, 1992.................  Final Rule...................  ``Subsistence
                                                                                                Management
                                                                                                Regulations for
                                                                                                Public Lands in
                                                                                                Alaska; Final
                                                                                                Rule'' was
                                                                                                published in the
                                                                                                Federal
                                                                                                Register.
64 FR 1276.....................  January 8, 1999..............  Final Rule...................  Amended the
                                                                                                regulations to
                                                                                                include
                                                                                                subsistence
                                                                                                activities
                                                                                                occurring on
                                                                                                inland navigable
                                                                                                waters in which
                                                                                                the United
                                                                                                States has a
                                                                                                reserved water
                                                                                                right and to
                                                                                                identify
                                                                                                specific Federal
                                                                                                land units where
                                                                                                reserved water
                                                                                                rights exist.
                                                                                                Extended the
                                                                                                Federal
                                                                                                Subsistence
                                                                                                Board's
                                                                                                management to
                                                                                                all Federal
                                                                                                lands selected
                                                                                                under the Alaska
                                                                                                Native Claims
                                                                                                Settlement Act
                                                                                                and the Alaska
                                                                                                Statehood Act
                                                                                                and situated
                                                                                                within the
                                                                                                boundaries of a
                                                                                                Conservation
                                                                                                System Unit,
                                                                                                National
                                                                                                Recreation Area,
                                                                                                National
                                                                                                Conservation
                                                                                                Area, or any new
                                                                                                national forest
                                                                                                or forest
                                                                                                addition, until
                                                                                                conveyed to the
                                                                                                State of Alaska
                                                                                                or to an Alaska
                                                                                                Native
                                                                                                Corporation.
                                                                                                Specified and
                                                                                                clarified the
                                                                                                Secretaries'
                                                                                                authority to
                                                                                                determine when
                                                                                                hunting,
                                                                                                fishing, or
                                                                                                trapping
                                                                                                activities
                                                                                                taking place in
                                                                                                Alaska off the
                                                                                                public lands
                                                                                                interfere with
                                                                                                the subsistence
                                                                                                priority.
66 FR 31533....................  June 12, 2001................  Interim Rule.................  Expanded the
                                                                                                authority that
                                                                                                the Board may
                                                                                                delegate to
                                                                                                agency field
                                                                                                officials and
                                                                                                clarified the
                                                                                                procedures for
                                                                                                enacting
                                                                                                emergency or
                                                                                                temporary
                                                                                                restrictions,
                                                                                                closures, or
                                                                                                openings.
67 FR 30559....................  May 7, 2002..................  Final Rule...................  Amended the
                                                                                                operating
                                                                                                regulations in
                                                                                                response to
                                                                                                comments on the
                                                                                                June 12, 2001,
                                                                                                interim rule.
                                                                                                Also corrected
                                                                                                some inadvertent
                                                                                                errors and
                                                                                                oversights of
                                                                                                previous rules.
68 FR 7703.....................  February 18, 2003............  Direct Final Rule............  Clarified how old
                                                                                                a person must be
                                                                                                to receive
                                                                                                certain
                                                                                                subsistence use
                                                                                                permits and
                                                                                                removed the
                                                                                                requirement that
                                                                                                Regional
                                                                                                Councils must
                                                                                                have an odd
                                                                                                number of
                                                                                                members.
68 FR 23035....................  April 30, 2003...............  Affirmation of Direct Final    Because no
                                                                 Rule.                          adverse comments
                                                                                                were received on
                                                                                                the direct final
                                                                                                rule (67 FR
                                                                                                30559), the
                                                                                                direct final
                                                                                                rule was
                                                                                                adopted.

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69 FR 60957....................  October 14, 2004.............  Final Rule...................  Clarified the
                                                                                                membership
                                                                                                qualifications
                                                                                                for Regional
                                                                                                Advisory Council
                                                                                                membership and
                                                                                                relocated the
                                                                                                definition of
                                                                                                ``regulatory
                                                                                                year'' from
                                                                                                subpart A to
                                                                                                subpart D of the
                                                                                                regulations.
70 FR 76400....................  December 27, 2005............  Final Rule...................  Revised
                                                                                                jurisdiction in
                                                                                                marine waters
                                                                                                and clarified
                                                                                                jurisdiction
                                                                                                relative to
                                                                                                military lands.
71 FR 49997....................  August 24, 2006..............  Final Rule...................  Revised the
                                                                                                jurisdiction of
                                                                                                the subsistence
                                                                                                program by
                                                                                                adding submerged
                                                                                                lands and waters
                                                                                                in the area of
                                                                                                Makhnati Island,
                                                                                                near Sitka, AK.
                                                                                                This allowed
                                                                                                subsistence
                                                                                                users to harvest
                                                                                                marine resources
                                                                                                in this area
                                                                                                under seasons,
                                                                                                harvest limits,
                                                                                                and methods
                                                                                                specified in the
                                                                                                regulations.
72 FR 25688....................  May 7, 2007..................  Final Rule...................  Revised nonrural
                                                                                                determinations.
75 FR 63088....................  October 14, 2010.............  Final Rule...................  Amended the
                                                                                                regulations for
                                                                                                accepting and
                                                                                                addressing
                                                                                                special action
                                                                                                requests and the
                                                                                                role of the
                                                                                                Regional
                                                                                                Advisory
                                                                                                Councils in the
                                                                                                process.
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    An environmental assessment was prepared in 1997 on the expansion 
of Federal jurisdiction over fisheries and is available from the office 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The Secretary of the 
Interior with the concurrence of the Secretary of Agriculture 
determined that the expansion of Federal jurisdiction did not 
constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the human 
environment and, therefore, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact.

Section 810 of ANILCA

    An ANILCA Sec.  810 analysis was completed as part of the FEIS 
process on the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The intent of 
all Federal subsistence regulations is to accord subsistence uses of 
fish and wildlife on public lands a priority over the taking of fish 
and wildlife on such lands for other purposes, unless restriction is 
necessary to conserve healthy fish and wildlife populations. The final 
Sec.  810 analysis determination appeared in the April 6, 1992, ROD and 
concluded that the Program, under Alternative IV with an annual process 
for setting subsistence regulations, may have some local impacts on 
subsistence uses, but will not likely restrict subsistence uses 
significantly.
    During the subsequent environmental assessment process for 
extending fisheries jurisdiction, an evaluation of the effects of this 
rule was conducted in accordance with Sec.  810. That evaluation also 
supported the Secretaries' determination that the rule will not reach 
the ``may significantly restrict'' threshold that would require notice 
and hearings under ANILCA Sec.  810(a).

Paperwork Reduction Act

    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. This rule 
does not contain any new collections of information that require OMB 
approval. OMB has reviewed and approved the following collections of 
information associated with the subsistence regulations at 36 CFR part 
242 and 50 CFR part 100: Subsistence hunting and fishing applications, 
permits, and reports, Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council 
Membership Application/Nomination and Interview Forms (OMB Control No. 
1018-0075 expires January 31, 2013).

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order 12866)

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has determined that this 
rule is not significant and has not reviewed this rule under Executive 
Order 12866. OMB bases its determination upon the following four 
criteria:
    (a) Whether the rule will have an annual effect of $100 million or 
more on the economy or adversely affect an economic sector, 
productivity, jobs, the environment, or other units of the government.
    (b) Whether the rule will create inconsistencies with other 
agencies' actions.
    (c) Whether the rule will materially affect entitlements, grants, 
user fees, loan programs, or the rights and obligations of their 
recipients.
    (d) Whether the rule raises novel legal or policy issues.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
requires preparation of flexibility analyses for rules that will have a 
significant effect on a substantial number of small entities, which 
include small businesses, organizations, or governmental jurisdictions. 
In general, the resources to be harvested under this rule are already 
being harvested and consumed by the local harvester and do not result 
in an additional dollar benefit to the economy. However, we estimate 
that two million pounds of meat are harvested by subsistence users 
annually and, if given an estimated dollar value of $3.00 per pound, 
this amount would equate to about $6 million in food value statewide. 
Based upon the amounts and values cited above, the Departments certify 
that this rulemaking will not have a significant economic effect on a 
substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    Under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (5 
U.S.C. 801 et seq.), this rule is not a major rule. It does not have an 
effect on the economy of $100 million or more, will not cause a major 
increase in costs or prices for consumers, and does not have 
significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, 
productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to 
compete with foreign-based enterprises.

Executive Order 12630

    Title VIII of ANILCA requires the Secretaries to administer a 
subsistence priority on public lands. The scope of this Program is 
limited by definition to certain public lands. Likewise, these 
regulations have no potential takings of private property implications 
as defined by Executive Order 12630.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Secretaries have determined and certify pursuant to the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 2 U.S.C. 1502 et seq., that this 
rulemaking will not

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impose a cost of $100 million or more in any given year on local or 
State governments or private entities. The implementation of this rule 
is by Federal agencies and there is no cost imposed on any State or 
local entities or Tribal governments.

Executive Order 12988

    The Secretaries have determined that these regulations meet the 
applicable standards provided in Sec. Sec.  3(a) and 3(b)(2) of 
Executive Order 12988, regarding civil justice reform.

Executive Order 13132

    In accordance with Executive Order 13132, the rule does not have 
sufficient Federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a 
Federalism Assessment. Title VIII of ANILCA precludes the State from 
exercising subsistence management authority over fish and wildlife 
resources on Federal lands unless it meets certain requirements.

Executive Order 13175

    The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act does not 
provide rights to Tribes for the subsistence taking of wildlife, fish, 
and shellfish. However, the Board provided Federally recognized Tribes 
and Alaska Native Corporations an opportunity to consult on this rule. 
Consultation with Alaska Native Corporations is based on Public Law 
108-199, div. H, Sec. 161, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 452, as amended by 
Public Law 108-447, div. H, title V, Sec. 518, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 
3267, which provides that: ``The Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget and all Federal agencies shall hereafter consult with Alaska 
Native Corporations on the same basis as Indian Tribes under Executive 
Order No. 13175.''
    The Secretaries, through the Board, provided a variety of 
opportunities for Tribal consultation: Submitting proposals to change 
the existing rule, commenting on proposed changes to the existing rule; 
engaging in dialogue at the Regional Council meetings; engaging in 
dialogue at the Board's meetings; and providing input in person, by 
mail, e-mail, or phone at any time during this rulemaking process.
    On January 18, 2011, the Board provided Federally recognized Tribes 
and Alaska Native Corporations a specific opportunity to consult on 
this rule prior to the start of its public regulatory meeting. 
Federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations were 
notified by mail and telephone and were given the opportunity to attend 
in person or via teleconference.

Executive Order 13211

    This Executive Order requires agencies to prepare Statements of 
Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. However, this rule is 
not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 13211, affecting energy 
supply, distribution, or use, and no Statement of Energy Effects is 
required.

Drafting Information

    Theo Matuskowitz drafted these regulations under the guidance of 
Peter J. Probasco of the Office of Subsistence Management, Alaska 
Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. 
Additional assistance was provided by
     Daniel Sharp, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land 
Management;
     Sandy Rabinowitch and Nancy Swanton, Alaska Regional 
Office, National Park Service;
     Dr. Glenn Chen, Alaska Regional Office, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs;
     Jerry Berg, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service; and
     Steve Kessler, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Forest 
Service.

List of Subjects

36 CFR Part 242

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National 
forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 100

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National 
forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Wildlife.

Regulation Promulgation

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Federal Subsistence 
Board amends title 36, part 242, and title 50, part 100, of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, as set forth below.

PART ------SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN 
ALASKA

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1. The authority citation for both 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100 
continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 3, 472, 551, 668dd, 3101-3126; 18 U.S.C. 
3551-3586; 43 U.S.C. 1733.

Subpart C--Board Determinations

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2. In subpart C of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, Sec.  --
--.22(b) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  ----.22  Subsistence resource regions.

* * * * *
    (b) You may obtain maps delineating the boundaries of subsistence 
resource regions from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 East 
Tudor Road, MS 121, Anchorage, Alaska 99503.

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3. In subpart C of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, Sec.  --
--.24(a)(2) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  ----.24  Customary and traditional use determinations.

    (a) * * *
    (2) Fish determinations. The following communities and areas have 
been found to have a positive customary and traditional use 
determination in the listed area for the indicated species:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Area                    Species           Determination
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KOTZEBUE AREA.................  All fish.........  Residents of the
                                                    Kotzebue Area.
NORTON SOUND--PORT CLARENCE
 AREA:
    Norton Sound--Port          All fish.........  Residents of Kotlik,
     Clarence Area, waters                          St. Michael and
     draining into Norton                           Stebbins.
     Sound between Point
     Romanof and Canal Point.
    Norton Sound--Port          All fish.........  Residents of the
     Clarence Area, remainder.                      Norton Sound--Port
                                                    Clarence Area.
YUKON-NORTHERN AREA:
    Yukon River drainage......  Salmon, other      Residents of the
                                 than fall chum     Yukon River drainage
                                 salmon.            and the community of
                                                    Stebbins.
    Yukon River drainage......  Fall chum salmon.  Residents of the
                                                    Yukon River drainage
                                                    and the communities
                                                    of Chevak, Hooper
                                                    Bay, Scammon Bay,
                                                    and Stebbins.
    Yukon River drainage......  Freshwater fish    Residents of the
                                 (other than        Yukon-Northern Area.
                                 salmon).

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    Remainder of the Yukon-     All fish.........  Residents of the
     Northern Area.                                 Yukon-Northern Area,
                                                    excluding the
                                                    residents of the
                                                    Yukon River drainage
                                                    and excluding those
                                                    domiciled in Unit
                                                    26B.
    Tanana River drainage       Freshwater fish    Residents of the
     contained within the        (other than        Yukon-Northern Area
     Tetlin NWR and the          salmon).           and residents of
     Wrangell-St. Elias NPP.                        Chistochina,
                                                    Mentasta Lake,
                                                    Slana, and all
                                                    residents living
                                                    between Mentasta
                                                    Lake and
                                                    Chistochina.
KUSKOKWIM AREA:
                                Salmon...........  Residents of the
                                                    Kuskokwim Area,
                                                    except those persons
                                                    residing on the
                                                    United States
                                                    military
                                                    installations
                                                    located on Cape
                                                    Newenham, Sparrevohn
                                                    USAFB, and Tatalina
                                                    USAFB.
                                Rainbow trout....  Residents of the
                                                    communities of
                                                    Akiachak, Akiak,
                                                    Aniak, Atmautluak,
                                                    Bethel, Chuathbaluk,
                                                    Crooked Creek, Eek,
                                                    Goodnews Bay,
                                                    Kasigluk, Kwethluk,
                                                    Lower Kalskag,
                                                    Napakiak, Napaskiak,
                                                    Nunapitchuk,
                                                    Oscarville,
                                                    Platinum, Quinhagak,
                                                    Tuluksak,
                                                    Tuntutuliak, and
                                                    Upper Kalskag.
                                Pacific cod......  Residents of the
                                                    communities of
                                                    Chefornak, Chevak,
                                                    Eek, Kipnuk,
                                                    Kongiganak,
                                                    Kwigillingok,
                                                    Mekoryuk, Newtok,
                                                    Nightmute, Tununak,
                                                    Toksook Bay, and
                                                    Tuntutuliak.
                                All other fish     Residents of the
                                 other than         Kuskokwim Area,
                                 herring.           except those persons
                                                    residing on the
                                                    United States
                                                    military
                                                    installation located
                                                    on Cape Newenham,
                                                    Sparrevohn USAFB,
                                                    and Tatalina USAFB.
    Waters around Nunivak       Herring and        Residents within 20
     Island.                     herring roe.       miles of the coast
                                                    between the
                                                    westernmost tip of
                                                    the Naskonat
                                                    Peninsula and the
                                                    terminus of the
                                                    Ishowik River and on
                                                    Nunivak Island.
BRISTOL BAY AREA:
    Nushagak District,          Salmon and         Residents of the
     including drainages         freshwater fish.   Nushagak District
     flowing into the district.                     and freshwater
                                                    drainages flowing
                                                    into the district.
    Naknek-Kvichak District--   Salmon and         Residents of the
     Naknek River drainage.      freshwater fish.   Naknek and Kvichak
                                                    River drainages.
    Naknek-Kvichak District--   Salmon and         Residents of the
     Kvichak/Iliamna--Lake       freshwater fish.   Kvichak/Iliamna-Lake
     Clark drainage.                                Clark drainage.
    Togiak District, including  Salmon and         Residents of the
     drainages flowing into      freshwater fish.   Togiak District,
     the district.                                  freshwater drainages
                                                    flowing into the
                                                    district, and the
                                                    community of
                                                    Manokotak.
    Egegik District, including  Salmon and         Residents of South
     drainages flowing into      freshwater fish.   Naknek, the Egegik
     the district.                                  District and
                                                    freshwater drainages
                                                    flowing into the
                                                    district.
    Ugashik District,           Salmon and         Residents of the
     including drainages         freshwater fish.   Ugashik District and
     flowing into the district.                     freshwater drainages
                                                    flowing into the
                                                    district.
    Togiak District...........  Herring spawn on   Residents of the
                                 kelp.              Togiak District and
                                                    freshwater drainages
                                                    flowing into the
                                                    district.
    Remainder of the Bristol    All fish.........  Residents of the
     Bay Area.                                      Bristol Bay Area.
ALEUTIAN ISLANDS AREA.........  All fish.........  Residents of the
                                                    Aleutian Islands
                                                    Area and the
                                                    Pribilof Islands.
ALASKA PENINSULA AREA.........  All fish.........  Residents of the
                                                    Alaska Peninsula
                                                    Area.
CHIGNIK AREA..................  Salmon and fish    Residents of the
                                 other than         Chignik Area.
                                 rainbow/
                                 steelhead trout.
KODIAK AREA:
    Except the Mainland         Salmon...........  Residents of the
     District, all waters                           Kodiak Island
     along the south side of                        Borough, except
     the Alaska Peninsula                           those residing on
     bounded by the latitude                        the Kodiak Coast
     of Cape Douglas                                Guard Base.
     (58[deg]51.10' North
     latitude) mid-stream
     Shelikof Strait, north
     and east of the longitude
     of the southern entrance
     of Imuya Bay near Kilokak
     Rocks (57[deg]10.34'
     North latitude,
     156[deg]20.22' West
     longitude).
    Kodiak Area...............  Fish other than    Residents of the
                                 rainbow/           Kodiak Area.
                                 steelhead trout
                                 and salmon.
COOK INLET AREA:
    Kenai Peninsula District--  All fish.........  Residents of the
     Waters north of and                            communities of
     including the Kenai River                      Cooper Landing, Hope
     drainage within the Kenai                      and Ninilchik.
     National Wildlife Refuge
     and the Chugach National
     Forest.
    Waters within the Kasilof   All fish.........  Residents of the
     River drainage within the                      community of
     Kenai NWR.                                     Ninilchik.
    Waters within Lake Clark    Salmon...........  Residents of the
     National Park draining                         Tuxedni Bay Area.
     into and including that
     portion of Tuxedni Bay
     within the park.
    Cook Inlet Area...........  Fish other than    Residents of the Cook
                                 salmon, Dolly      Inlet Area.
                                 Varden, trout,
                                 char, grayling,
                                 and burbot.

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    Remainder of the Cook       Salmon, Dolly      All rural residents.
     Inlet Area.                 Varden, trout,
                                 char, grayling,
                                 and burbot.
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AREA:
    Southwestern District and   Salmon...........  Residents of the
     Green Island.                                  Southwestern
                                                    District, which is
                                                    mainland waters from
                                                    the outer point on
                                                    the north shore of
                                                    Granite Bay to Cape
                                                    Fairfield, and
                                                    Knight Island,
                                                    Chenega Island,
                                                    Bainbridge Island,
                                                    Evans Island,
                                                    Elrington Island,
                                                    Latouche Island and
                                                    adjacent islands.
    North of a line from        Salmon...........  Residents of the
     Porcupine Point to                             villages of Tatitlek
     Granite Point, and south                       and Ellamar.
     of a line from Point Lowe
     to Tongue Point.
    Copper River drainage       Freshwater fish..  Residents of
     upstream from Haley Creek.                     Cantwell, Chisana,
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Dot Lake,
                                                    Gakona, Gakona
                                                    Junction,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Healy Lake, Kenny
                                                    Lake, Lower Tonsina,
                                                    McCarthy, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna,
                                                    Northway, Slana,
                                                    Tanacross, Tazlina,
                                                    Tetlin, Tok,
                                                    Tonsina, and those
                                                    individuals that
                                                    live along the Tok
                                                    Cutoff from Tok to
                                                    Mentasta Pass, and
                                                    along the Nabesna
                                                    Road.
    Gulkana National Wild and   Freshwater fish..  Residents of
     Scenic River.                                  Cantwell, Chisana,
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Dot Lake,
                                                    Gakona, Gakona
                                                    Junction,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Healy Lake, Kenny
                                                    Lake, Lower Tonsina,
                                                    McCarthy, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna,
                                                    Northway, Paxson-
                                                    Sourdough, Slana,
                                                    Tanacross, Tazlina,
                                                    Tetlin, Tok,
                                                    Tonsina, and those
                                                    individuals that
                                                    live along the Tok
                                                    Cutoff from Tok to
                                                    Mentasta Pass, and
                                                    along the Nabesna
                                                    Road.
    Waters of the Prince        Freshwater fish    Residents of the
     William Sound Area,         (trout, char,      Prince William Sound
     except for the Copper       whitefish,         Area, except those
     River drainage upstream     suckers,           living in the Copper
     of Haley Creek.             grayling, and      River drainage
                                 burbot).           upstream of Haley
                                                    Creek.
    Chitina Subdistrict of the  Salmon...........  Residents of
     Upper Copper River                             Cantwell,
     District.                                      Chickaloon, Chisana,
                                                    Chistochina,
                                                    Chitina, Copper
                                                    Center, Dot Lake,
                                                    Gakona, Gakona
                                                    Junction,
                                                    Glennallen, Gulkana,
                                                    Healy Lake, Kenny
                                                    Lake, Lower Tonsina,
                                                    McCarthy, Mentasta
                                                    Lake, Nabesna,
                                                    Northway, Paxson-
                                                    Sourdough, Slana,
                                                    Tanacross, Tazlina,
                                                    Tetlin, Tok,
                                                    Tonsina, and those
                                                    individuals that
                                                    live along the Tok
                                                    Cutoff from Tok to
                                                    Mentasta Pass, and
                                                    along the Nabesna
                                                    Road.
    Glennallen Subdistrict of   Salmon...........  Residents of the
     the Upper Copper River                         Prince William Sound
     District.                                      Area and residents
                                                    of Cantwell,
                                                    Chickaloon, Chisana,
                                                    Dot Lake, Healy
                                                    Lake, Northway,
                                                    Tanacross, Tetlin,
                                                    Tok, and those
                                                    individuals living
                                                    along the Alaska
                                                    Highway from the
                                                    Alaskan/Canadian
                                                    border to Dot Lake,
                                                    along the Tok Cutoff
                                                    from Tok to Mentasta
                                                    Pass, and along the
                                                    Nabesna Road.
    Waters of the Copper River  Salmon...........  Residents of Mentasta
     between National Park                          Lake and Dot Lake.
     Service regulatory
     markers located near the
     mouth of Tanada Creek,
     and in Tanada Creek
     between National Park
     Service regulatory
     markers identifying the
     open waters of the creek.
    Remainder of the Prince     Salmon...........  Residents of the
     William Sound Area.                            Prince William Sound
                                                    Area.
    Waters of the Bering River  Eulachon.........  Residents of Cordova.
     area from Point Martin to
     Cape Suckling.
    Waters of the Copper River  Eulachon.........  Residents of Cordova,
     Delta from the Eyak River                      Chenega Bay, and
     to Point Martin.                               Tatitlek.
YAKUTAT AREA:
    Fresh water upstream from   Salmon...........  Residents of the area
     the terminus of streams                        east of Yakutat Bay,
     and rivers of the Yakutat                      including the
     Area from the Doame River                      islands within
     to the Tsiu River.                             Yakutat Bay, west of
                                                    the Situk River
                                                    drainage, and south
                                                    of and including
                                                    Knight Island.
    Fresh water upstream from   Dolly Varden,      Residents of the area
     the terminus of streams     steelhead trout,   east of Yakutat Bay,
     and rivers of the Yakutat   and smelt.         including the
     Area from the Doame River                      islands within
     to Point Manby.                                Yakutat Bay, west of
                                                    the Situk River
                                                    drainage, and south
                                                    of and including
                                                    Knight Island.
    Remainder of the Yakutat    Dolly Varden,      Residents of
     Area.                       trout, smelt,      Southeastern Alaska
                                 and eulachon.      and Yakutat Areas.
                                Salmon...........  All rural residents.
SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA AREA:

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    District 1--Section 1E in   Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     waters of the Naha River    Varden, trout,     of Saxman.
     and Roosevelt Lagoon.       smelt, and
                                 eulachon.
    District 1--Section 1F in   Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     Boca de Quadra in waters    Varden, trout,     of Saxman.
     of Sockeye Creek and Hugh   smelt, and
     Smith Lake within 500       eulachon.
     yards of the terminus of
     Sockeye Creek.
    Districts 2, 3, and 5 and   Salmon, Dolly      Residents living
     waters draining into        Varden, trout,     south of Sumner
     those Districts.            smelt, and         Strait and west of
                                 eulachon.          Clarence Strait and
                                                    Kashevaroff Passage.
    District 5--North of a      Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     line from Point Barrie to   Varden, trout,     of Kake and in
     Boulder Point.              smelt, and         Kupreanof Island
                                 eulachon.          drainages emptying
                                                    into Keku Strait
                                                    south of Point White
                                                    and north of the
                                                    Portage Bay boat
                                                    harbor.
    District 6 and waters       Salmon, Dolly      Residents living
     draining into that          Varden, trout,     south of Sumner
     District.                   smelt, and         Strait and west of
                                 eulachon.          Clarence Strait and
                                                    Kashevaroff Passage;
                                                    residents of
                                                    drainages flowing
                                                    into District 6
                                                    north of the
                                                    latitude of Point
                                                    Alexander (Mitkof
                                                    Island); residents
                                                    of drainages flowing
                                                    into Districts 7 &
                                                    8, including the
                                                    communities of
                                                    Petersburg &
                                                    Wrangell; and
                                                    residents of the
                                                    communities of
                                                    Meyers Chuck and
                                                    Kake.
    District 7 and waters       Salmon, Dolly      Residents of
     draining into that          Varden, trout,     drainages flowing
     District.                   smelt, and         into District 6
                                 eulachon.          north of the
                                                    latitude of Point
                                                    Alexander (Mitkof
                                                    Island); residents
                                                    of drainages flowing
                                                    into Districts 7 &
                                                    8, including the
                                                    communities of
                                                    Petersburg &
                                                    Wrangell; and
                                                    residents of the
                                                    communities of
                                                    Meyers Chuck and
                                                    Kake.
    District 8 and waters       Salmon, Dolly      Residents of
     draining into that          Varden, trout,     drainages flowing
     District.                   smelt, and         into Districts 7 &
                                 eulachon.          8, residents of
                                                    drainages flowing
                                                    into District 6
                                                    north of the
                                                    latitude of Point
                                                    Alexander (Mitkof
                                                    Island), and
                                                    residents of Meyers
                                                    Chuck.
    District 9--Section 9A....  Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
                                 Varden, trout,     of Kake and in
                                 smelt, and         Kupreanof Island
                                 eulachon.          drainages emptying
                                                    into Keku Strait
                                                    south of Point White
                                                    and north of the
                                                    Portage Bay boat
                                                    harbor.
    District 9--Section 9B      Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     north of the latitude of    Varden, trout,     of Kake and in
     Swain Point.                smelt, and         Kupreanof Island
                                 eulachon.          drainages emptying
                                                    into Keku Strait
                                                    south of Point White
                                                    and north of the
                                                    Portage Bay boat
                                                    harbor.
    District 10--West of a      Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     line from Pinta Point to    Varden, trout,     of Kake and in
     False Point Pybus.          smelt, and         Kupreanof Island
                                 eulachon.          drainages emptying
                                                    into Keku Strait
                                                    south of Point White
                                                    and north of the
                                                    Portage Bay boat
                                                    harbor.
    District 12--Section 12A,   All fish.........  Residents of
     excluding the area south                       drainages flowing
     of a line from Fishery                         into Districts 12
     Point to South Passage                         and 14.
     point.
    District 12--Section 12B..  All fish.........  Residents of
                                                    drainages flowing
                                                    into Districts 12
                                                    and 14.
    District 12--Section 12A,   Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     the area south of a line    Varden, trout,     of Angoon and along
     from Fishery Point to       smelt, and         the western shore of
     South Passage Point.        eulachon.          Admiralty Island
                                                    north of the
                                                    latitude of Sand
                                                    Island, south of the
                                                    latitude of Thayer
                                                    Creek, and west of
                                                    134[deg]30' West
                                                    longitude, including
                                                    Killisnoo Island.
    District 13--Section 13A,   All fish.........  Residents of
     excluding the area south                       drainages flowing
     of the latitude of Cape                        into Sections 13A,
     Edward.                                        13B, and District
                                                    14.
    District 13--Section 13A,   Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     south of the latitude of    Varden, trout,     and Borough of Sitka
     Cape Edward.                smelt, and         in drainages that
                                 eulachon.          empty into Section
                                                    13B, north of the
                                                    latitude of Dorothy
                                                    Narrows.
    District 13--Section 13B    Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     north of the latitude of    Varden, trout,     and Borough of Sitka
     Redfish Cape.               smelt, and         in drainages that
                                 eulachon.          empty into Section
                                                    13B north of the
                                                    latitude of Dorothy
                                                    Narrows.
    District 13--Section 13C..  Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
                                 Varden, trout,     and Borough of Sitka
                                 smelt, and         in drainages that
                                 eulachon.          empty into Section
                                                    13B north of the
                                                    latitude of Dorothy
                                                    Narrows.
    District 13--Section 13C    Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
     east of the longitude of    Varden, trout,     of Angoon and along
     Point Elizabeth.            smelt, and         the western shore of
                                 eulachon.          Admiralty Island
                                                    north of the
                                                    latitude of Sand
                                                    Island, south of the
                                                    latitude of Thayer
                                                    Creek, and west of
                                                    134[deg]30' West
                                                    longitude, including
                                                    Killisnoo Island.
    District 13--Section 13C..  Salmon, Dolly      Residents of the City
                                 Varden, trout,     and Borough of Sitka
                                 smelt, and         in drainages that
                                 eulachon.          empty into Section
                                                    13B north of the
                                                    latitude of Dorothy
                                                    Narrows.
    District 14...............  All fish.........  Residents of
                                                    drainages flowing
                                                    into Sections 12A,
                                                    13A, and District
                                                    14.
    Remainder of the            Dolly Varden,      Residents of
     Southeastern Alaska Area.   trout, smelt,      Southeastern Alaska
                                 and eulachon.      and Yakutat Areas.
                                Salmon...........  All rural residents.
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Subpart D--Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife

0
4. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, Sec.  ------.27 
is added to read as follows:


Sec. ----.27  Subsistence taking of fish.

    (a) Applicability.
    (1) Regulations in this section apply to the taking of fish or 
their parts for subsistence uses.
    (2) You may take fish for subsistence uses at any time by any 
method unless you are restricted by the subsistence fishing regulations 
found in this section. The harvest limit specified in this section for 
a subsistence season for a species and the State harvest limit set for 
a State season for the same species are not cumulative, except as 
modified by regulations in paragraph (e) of this section. This means 
that if you have taken the harvest limit for a particular species under 
a subsistence season specified in this section, you may not, after 
that, take any additional fish of that species under any other harvest 
limit specified for a State season.
    (3) You may not possess, transport, give, receive, or barter 
subsistence-taken fish or their parts that have been taken contrary to 
Federal law or regulation or State law or regulation (unless superseded 
by regulations in this part).
    (b) Methods, means, and general restrictions.
    (1) Unless otherwise specified in this section or under terms of a 
required subsistence fishing permit (as may be modified by regulations 
in this section), you may use the following legal types of gear for 
subsistence fishing:
    (i) A set gillnet;
    (ii) A drift gillnet;
    (iii) A purse seine;
    (iv) A hand purse seine;
    (v) A beach seine;
    (vi) Troll gear;
    (vii) A fish wheel;
    (viii) A trawl;
    (ix) A pot;
    (x) A longline;
    (xi) A fyke net;
    (xii) A lead;
    (xiii) A herring pound;
    (xiv) A dip net;
    (xv) Jigging gear;
    (xvi) A mechanical jigging machine;
    (xvii) A handline;
    (xviii) A cast net;
    (xix) A rod and reel; and
    (xx) A spear.
    (2) You must include an escape mechanism on all pots used to take 
fish or shellfish. The escape mechanisms are as follows:
    (i) A sidewall, which may include the tunnel, of all shellfish and 
bottomfish pots must contain an opening equal to or exceeding 18 inches 
in length, except that in shrimp pots the opening must be a minimum of 
6 inches in length. The opening must be laced, sewn, or secured 
together by a single length of untreated, 100 percent cotton twine, no 
larger than 30 thread. The cotton twine may be knotted at each end 
only. The opening must be within 6 inches of the bottom of the pot and 
must be parallel with it. The cotton twine may not be tied or looped 
around the web bars. Dungeness crab pots may have the pot lid tie-down 
straps secured to the pot at one end by a single loop of untreated, 100 
percent cotton twine no larger than 60 thread, or the pot lid must be 
secured so that, when the twine degrades, the lid will no longer be 
securely closed.
    (ii) All king crab, Tanner crab, shrimp, miscellaneous shellfish 
and bottomfish pots may, instead of complying with paragraph (b)(2)(i) 
of this section, satisfy the following: a sidewall, which may include 
the tunnel, must contain an opening at least 18 inches in length, 
except that shrimp pots must contain an opening at least 6 inches in 
length. The opening must be laced, sewn, or secured together by a 
single length of treated or untreated twine, no larger than 36 thread. 
A galvanic timed-release device, designed to release in no more than 30 
days in saltwater, must be integral to the length of twine so that, 
when the device releases, the twine will no longer secure or obstruct 
the opening of the pot. The twine may be knotted only at each end and 
at the attachment points on the galvanic timed-release device. The 
opening must be within 6 inches of the bottom of the pot and must be 
parallel with it. The twine may not be tied or looped around the web 
bars.
    (3) For subsistence fishing for salmon, you may not use a gillnet 
exceeding 50 fathoms in length, unless otherwise specified in this 
section. The gillnet web must contain at least 30 filaments of equal 
diameter or at least 6 filaments, each of which must be at least 0.20 
millimeter in diameter.
    (4) Except as otherwise provided for in this section, you may not 
obstruct more than one-half the width of any stream with any gear used 
to take fish for subsistence uses.
    (5) You may not use live nonindigenous fish as bait.
    (6) You must have your first initial, last name, and address 
plainly and legibly inscribed on the side of your fish wheel facing 
midstream of the river.
    (7) You may use kegs or buoys of any color but red on any permitted 
gear, except in the following areas where kegs or buoys of any color, 
including red, may be used:
    (i) Yukon-Northern Area; and
    (ii) Kuskokwim Area.
    (8) You must have your first initial, last name, and address 
plainly and legibly inscribed on each keg, buoy, stakes attached to 
gillnets, stakes identifying gear fished under the ice, and any other 
unattended fishing gear which you use to take fish for subsistence 
uses.
    (9) You may not use explosives or chemicals to take fish for 
subsistence uses.
    (10) You may not take fish for subsistence uses within 300 feet of 
any dam, fish ladder, weir, culvert or other artificial obstruction, 
unless otherwise indicated.
    (11) Transactions between rural residents. Rural residents may 
exchange in customary trade subsistence-harvested fish, their parts, or 
their eggs, legally taken under the regulations in this part, for cash 
from other rural residents. The Board may recognize regional 
differences and regulates customary trade differently for separate 
regions of the State.
    (i) Bristol Bay Fishery Management Area--The total cash value per 
household of salmon taken within Federal jurisdiction in the Bristol 
Bay Fishery Management Area and exchanged in customary trade to rural 
residents may not exceed $500.00 annually.
    (ii) Upper Copper River District--The total number of salmon per 
household taken within the Upper Copper River District and exchanged in 
customary trade to rural residents may not exceed 50 percent of the 
annual harvest of salmon by the household. No more than 50 percent of 
the annual household limit may be sold under paragraphs (b)(11) and 
(12) of this section when taken together. These customary trade sales 
must be immediately recorded on a customary trade recordkeeping form. 
The recording requirement and the responsibility to ensure the 
household limit is not exceeded rests with the seller.
    (12) Transactions between a rural resident and others. In customary 
trade, a rural resident may trade fish, their parts, or their eggs, 
legally taken under the regulations in this part, for cash from 
individuals other than rural residents if the individual who purchases 
the fish, their parts, or their eggs uses them for personal or family 
consumption. If you are not a rural resident, you may not sell fish, 
their parts, or their eggs taken under the regulations in this part. 
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recognize regional differences and regulates customary trade 
differently for separate regions of the State.
    (i) Bristol Bay Fishery Management Area--The total cash value per 
household of salmon taken within Federal jurisdiction in the Bristol 
Bay Fishery Management Area and exchanged in customary trade between 
rural residents and individuals other than rural residents may not 
exceed $400.00 annually. These customary trade sales must be 
immediately recorded on a customary trade recordkeeping form. The 
recording requirement and the responsibility to ensure the household 
limit is not exceeded rest with the seller.
    (ii) Upper Copper River District--The total cash value of salmon 
per household taken within the Upper Copper River District and 
exchanged in customary trade between rural residents and individuals 
other than rural residents may not exceed $500.00 annually. No more 
than 50 percent of the annual household limit may be sold under 
paragraphs (b)(11) and (12) of this section when taken together. These 
customary trade sales must be immediately recorded on a customary trade 
recordkeeping form. The recording requirement and the responsibility to 
ensure the household limit is not exceeded rest with the seller.
    (13) No sale to, nor purchase by, fisheries businesses.
    (i) You may not sell fish, their parts, or their eggs taken under 
the regulations in this part to any individual, business, or 
organization required to be licensed as a fisheries business under 
Alaska Statute AS 43.75.011 (commercial limited-entry permit or crew 
license holders excluded) or to any other business as defined under 
Alaska Statute 43.70.110(1) as part of its business transactions.
    (ii) If you are required to be licensed as a fisheries business 
under Alaska Statute AS 43.75.011 (commercial limited-entry permit or 
crew license holders excluded) or are a business as defined under 
Alaska Statute 43.70.110(1), you may not purchase, receive, or sell 
fish, their parts, or their eggs taken under the regulations in this 
part as part of your business transactions.
    (14) Except as provided elsewhere in this section, you may not take 
rainbow/steelhead trout.
    (15) You may not use fish taken for subsistence use or under 
subsistence regulations in this part as bait for commercial or sport 
fishing purposes.
    (16) Unless specified otherwise in this section, you may use a rod 
and reel to take fish without a subsistence fishing permit. Harvest 
limits applicable to the use of a rod and reel to take fish for 
subsistence uses shall be as follows:
    (i) If you are required to obtain a subsistence fishing permit for 
an area, that permit is required to take fish for subsistence uses with 
rod and reel in that area. The harvest and possession limits for taking 
fish with a rod and reel in those areas are the same as indicated on 
the permit issued for subsistence fishing with other gear types.
    (ii) Except as otherwise provided for in this section, if you are 
not required to obtain a subsistence fishing permit for an area, the 
harvest and possession limits for taking fish for subsistence uses with 
a rod and reel are the same as for taking fish under State of Alaska 
subsistence fishing regulations in those same areas. If the State does 
not have a specific subsistence season and/or harvest limit for that 
particular species, the limit shall be the same as for taking fish 
under State of Alaska sport fishing regulations.
    (17) Unless restricted in this section, or unless restricted under 
the terms of a subsistence fishing permit, you may take fish for 
subsistence uses at any time.
    (18) Provisions on ADF&G subsistence fishing permits that are more 
restrictive or in conflict with the provisions contained in this 
section do not apply to Federal subsistence users.
    (19) You may not intentionally waste or destroy any subsistence-
caught fish or shellfish; however, you may use for bait or other 
purposes, whitefish, herring, and species for which harvest limits, 
seasons, or other regulatory methods and means are not provided in this 
section, as well as the head, tail, fins, and viscera of legally taken 
subsistence fish.
    (20) The taking of fish from waters within Federal jurisdiction is 
authorized outside of published open seasons or harvest limits if the 
harvested fish will be used for food in traditional or religious 
ceremonies that are part of funerary or mortuary cycles, including 
memorial potlatches, provided that:
    (i) Prior to attempting to take fish, the person (or designee) or 
Tribal Government organizing the ceremony contacts the appropriate 
Federal fisheries manager to provide the nature of the ceremony, the 
parties and/or clans involved, the species and the number of fish to be 
taken, and the Federal waters from which the harvest will occur;
    (ii) The taking does not violate recognized principles of fisheries 
conservation, and uses the methods and means allowable for the 
particular species published in the applicable Federal regulations (the 
Federal fisheries manager will establish the number, species, or place 
of taking if necessary for conservation purposes);
    (iii) Each person who takes fish under this section must, as soon 
as practical, and not more than 15 days after the harvest, submit a 
written report to the appropriate Federal fisheries manager, specifying 
the harvester's name and address, the number and species of fish taken, 
and the date and locations of the taking; and
    (iv) No permit is required for taking under this section; however, 
the harvester must be eligible to harvest the resource under Federal 
regulations.
    (c) Fishing permits and reports.
    (1) You may take salmon only under the authority of a subsistence 
fishing permit, unless a permit is specifically not required in a 
particular area by the subsistence regulations in this part, or unless 
you are retaining salmon from your commercial catch consistent with 
paragraph (d) of this section.
    (2) If a subsistence fishing permit is required by this section, 
the following permit conditions apply unless otherwise specified in 
this section:
    (i) You may not take more fish for subsistence use than the limits 
set out in the permit;
    (ii) You must obtain the permit prior to fishing;
    (iii) You must have the permit in your possession and readily 
available for inspection while fishing or transporting subsistence-
taken fish;
    (iv) If specified on the permit, you must record, prior to leaving 
the fishing site, daily records of the catch, showing the number of 
fish taken by species, location and date of catch, and other such 
information as may be required for management or conservation purposes; 
and
    (v) If the return of catch information necessary for management and 
conservation purposes is required by a fishing permit and you fail to 
comply with such reporting requirements, you are ineligible to receive 
a subsistence permit for that activity during the following calendar 
year, unless you demonstrate that failure to report was due to loss in 
the mail, accident, sickness, or other unavoidable circumstances. You 
must also return any tags or transmitters that have been attached to 
fish for management and conservation purposes.
    (d) Relation to commercial fishing activities.
    (1) If you are a Federally qualified subsistence user who also 
commercial fishes, you may retain fish for subsistence purposes from 
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    (2) When participating in a commercial and subsistence fishery at 
the same time, you may not use an amount of combined fishing gear in 
excess of that allowed under the appropriate commercial fishing 
regulations.
    (e) Fishery management area restrictions.
    (1) Kotzebue Area. The Kotzebue Area includes all waters of Alaska 
between the latitude of the westernmost tip of Point Hope and the 
latitude of the westernmost tip of Cape Prince of Wales, including 
those waters draining into the Chukchi Sea.
    (i) You may take fish for subsistence purposes without a permit.
    (ii) You may take salmon only by gillnets, beach seines, or a rod 
and reel.
    (iii) In the Kotzebue District, you may take sheefish with gillnets 
that are not more than 50 fathoms in length, nor more than 12 meshes in 
depth, nor have a stretched-mesh size larger than 7 inches.
    (iv) You may not obstruct more than one-half the width of a stream, 
creek, or slough with any gear used to take fish for subsistence uses, 
except from May 15 to July 15 and August 15 to October 31 when taking 
whitefish or pike in streams, creeks, or sloughs within the Kobuk River 
drainage and from May 15 to October 31 in the Selawik River drainage. 
Only one gillnet 100 feet or less in length with a stretched-mesh size 
from 2\1/2\ to 4\1/2\ inches may be used per site. You must check your 
net at least once in every 24-hour period.
    (2) Norton Sound-Port Clarence Area. The Norton Sound-Port Clarence 
Area includes all waters of Alaska between the latitude of the 
westernmost tip of Cape Prince of Wales and the latitude of Point 
Romanof, including those waters of Alaska surrounding St. Lawrence 
Island and those waters draining into the Bering Sea.
    (i) Unless otherwise restricted in this section, you may take fish 
at any time in the Port Clarence District.
    (ii) In the Norton Sound District, you may take fish at any time 
except as follows:
    (A) In Subdistricts 2 through 6, if you are a commercial fishermen, 
you may not fish for subsistence purposes during the weekly closures of 
the State commercial salmon fishing season, except that from July 15 
through August 1, you may take salmon for subsistence purposes 7 days 
per week in the Unalakleet and Shaktoolik River drainages with gillnets 
which have a stretched-mesh size that does not exceed 4\1/2\ inches, 
and with beach seines;
    (B) In the Unalakleet River from June 1 through July 15, you may 
take salmon only from 8 a.m. Monday until 8 p.m. Saturday.
    (C) Federal public waters of the Unalakleet River, upstream from 
the mouth of the Chirosky River, are closed to the taking of Chinook 
salmon from July 1 to July 31, by all users. The BLM field manager is 
authorized to open the closed area to Federally qualified subsistence 
users or to all users when run strength warrants.
    (iii) You may take salmon only by gillnets, beach seines, fish 
wheel, or a rod and reel.
    (iv) You may take fish other than salmon by set gillnet, drift 
gillnet, beach seine, fish wheel, pot, long line, fyke net, jigging 
gear, spear, lead, or a rod and reel.
    (v) In the Unalakleet River from June 1 through July 15, you may 
not operate more than 25 fathoms of gillnet in the aggregate nor may 
you operate an unanchored gillnet.
    (3) Yukon-Northern Area. The Yukon-Northern Area includes all 
waters of Alaska between the latitude of Point Romanof and the latitude 
of the westernmost point of the Naskonat Peninsula, including those 
waters draining into the Bering Sea, and all waters of Alaska north of 
the latitude of the westernmost tip of Point Hope and west of 141[deg] 
West longitude, including those waters draining into the Arctic Ocean 
and the Chukchi Sea.
    (i) Unless otherwise restricted in this section, you may take fish 
in the Yukon-Northern Area at any time. In those locations where 
subsistence fishing permits are required, only one subsistence fishing 
permit will be issued to each household per year. You may subsistence 
fish for salmon with rod and reel in the Yukon River drainage 24 hours 
per day, 7 days per week, unless rod and reel are specifically 
otherwise restricted in paragraph (e)(3) of this section.
    (ii) For the Yukon River drainage, Federal subsistence fishing 
schedules, openings, closings, and fishing methods are the same as 
those issued for the subsistence taking of fish under Alaska Statutes 
(AS 16.05.060), unless superseded by a Federal Special Action.
    (iii) In the following locations, you may take salmon during the 
open weekly fishing periods of the State commercial salmon fishing 
season and may not take them for 24 hours before the opening of the 
State commercial salmon fishing season:
    (A) In District 4, excluding the Koyukuk River drainage;
    (B) In Subdistricts 4B and 4C from June 15 through September 30, 
salmon may be taken from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Tuesday and from 6 
p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Friday;
    (C) In District 6, excluding the Kantishna River drainage, salmon 
may be taken from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
    (iv) During any State commercial salmon fishing season closure of 
greater than 5 days in duration, you may not take salmon during the 
following periods in the following districts:
    (A) In District 4, excluding the Koyukuk River drainage, salmon may 
not be taken from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday;
    (B) In District 5, excluding the Tozitna River drainage and 
Subdistrict 5D, salmon may not be taken from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. 
Tuesday.
    (v) Except as provided in this section, and except as may be 
provided by the terms of a subsistence fishing permit, you may take 
fish other than salmon at any time.
    (vi) In Districts 1, 2, 3, and Subdistrict 4A, excluding the 
Koyukuk and Innoko River drainages, you may not take salmon for 
subsistence purposes during the 24 hours immediately before the opening 
of the State commercial salmon fishing season.
    (vii) In Districts 1, 2, and 3:
    (A) After the opening of the State commercial salmon fishing season 
through July 15, you may not take salmon for subsistence for 18 hours 
immediately before, during, and for 12 hours after each State 
commercial salmon fishing period;
    (B) After July 15, you may not take salmon for subsistence for 12 
hours immediately before, during, and for 12 hours after each State 
commercial salmon fishing period.
    (viii) In Subdistrict 4A after the opening of the State commercial 
salmon fishing season, you may not take salmon for subsistence for 12 
hours immediately before, during, and for 12 hours after each State 
commercial salmon fishing period; however, you may take Chinook salmon 
during the State commercial fishing season, with drift gillnet gear 
only, from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Tuesday and from 6 p.m. Wednesday 
until 6 p.m. Friday.
    (ix) You may not subsistence fish in the following drainages 
located north of the main Yukon River:
    (A) Kanuti River upstream from a point 5 miles downstream of the 
State highway crossing;
    (B) Bonanza Creek;
    (C) Jim River including Prospect and Douglas Creeks.
    (x) You may not subsistence fish in the Delta River.
    (xi) In Beaver Creek downstream from the confluence of Moose Creek, 
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with mesh size not to exceed 3-inches stretch-measure may be used from 
June 15 through September 15. You may subsistence fish for all non-
salmon species but may not target salmon during this time period 
(retention of salmon taken incidentally to non-salmon directed 
fisheries is allowed). From the mouth of Nome Creek downstream to the 
confluence of Moose Creek, only rod and reel may be used. From the 
mouth of Nome Creek downstream to the confluence of O'Brien Creek, the 
daily harvest and possession limit is 5 grayling; from the mouth of 
O'Brien Creek downstream to the confluence of Moose Creek, the daily 
harvest and possession limit is 10 grayling. The Nome Creek drainage of 
Beaver Creek is closed to subsistence fishing for grayling.
    (xii) You may not subsistence fish in the Toklat River drainage 
from August 15 through May 15.
    (xiii) You may take salmon only by gillnet, beach seine, fish 
wheel, or rod and reel, subject to the restrictions set forth in this 
section.
    (A) In the Yukon River drainage, you may not take salmon for 
subsistence fishing using gillnets with stretched mesh larger than 7.5 
inches.
    (B) [Reserved].
    (xiv) In District 4, if you are a commercial fisherman, you may not 
take salmon for subsistence purposes during the State commercial salmon 
fishing season using gillnets with stretched-mesh larger than 6 inches 
after a date specified by ADF&G emergency order issued between July 10 
and July 31.
    (xv) In Districts 4, 5, and 6, you may not take salmon for 
subsistence purposes by drift gillnets, except as follows:
    (A) In Subdistrict 4A upstream from the mouth of Stink Creek, you 
may take Chinook salmon by drift gillnets less than 150 feet in length 
from June 10 through July 14, and chum salmon by drift gillnets after 
August 2;
    (B) In Subdistrict 4A downstream from the mouth of Stink Creek, you 
may take Chinook salmon by drift gillnets less than 150 feet in length 
from June 10 through July 14;
    (C) In the Yukon River mainstem, Subdistricts 4B and 4C with a 
Federal subsistence fishing permit, you may take Chinook salmon during 
the weekly subsistence fishing opening(s) by drift gillnets no more 
than 150 feet long and no more than 35 meshes deep, from June 10 
through July 14.
    (xvi) Unless otherwise specified in this section, you may take fish 
other than salmon by set gillnet, drift gillnet, beach seine, fish 
wheel, long line, fyke net, dip net, jigging gear, spear, lead, or rod 
and reel, subject to the following restrictions, which also apply to 
subsistence salmon fishing:
    (A) During the open weekly fishing periods of the State commercial 
salmon fishing season, if you are a commercial fisherman, you may not 
operate more than one type of gear at a time, for commercial, personal 
use, and subsistence purposes.
    (B) You may not use an aggregate length of set gillnet in excess of 
150 fathoms and each drift gillnet may not exceed 50 fathoms in length.
    (C) In Districts 4, 5, and 6, you may not set subsistence fishing 
gear within 200 feet of other operating commercial use, personal use, 
or subsistence fishing gear except that, at the site approximately 1 
mile upstream from Ruby on the south bank of the Yukon River between 
ADF&G regulatory markers containing the area known locally as the 
``Slide,'' you may set subsistence fishing gear within 200 feet of 
other operating commercial or subsistence fishing gear, and in District 
4, from Old Paradise Village upstream to a point 4 miles upstream from 
Anvik, there is no minimum distance requirement between fish wheels.
    (D) During the State commercial salmon fishing season, within the 
Yukon River and the Tanana River below the confluence of the Wood 
River, you may use drift gillnets and fish wheels only during open 
subsistence salmon fishing periods.
    (E) In Birch Creek, gillnet mesh size may not exceed 3-inches 
stretch-measure from June 15 through September 15.
    (xvii) In District 4, from September 21 through May 15, you may use 
jigging gear from shore ice.
    (xviii) You must possess a subsistence fishing permit for the 
following locations:
    (A) For the Yukon River drainage from the mouth of Hess Creek to 
the mouth of the Dall River;
    (B) For the Yukon River drainage from the upstream mouth of 22 Mile 
Slough to the U.S.-Canada border;
    (C) Only for salmon in the Tanana River drainage above the mouth of 
the Wood River.
    (xix) Only one subsistence fishing permit will be issued to each 
household per year.
    (xx) In Districts 1, 2, and 3, you may not possess Chinook salmon 
taken for subsistence purposes unless the dorsal fin has been removed 
immediately after landing.
    (xxi) In the Yukon River drainage, Chinook salmon must be used 
primarily for human consumption and may not be targeted for dog food. 
Dried Chinook salmon may not be used for dog food anywhere in the Yukon 
River drainage. Whole fish unfit for human consumption (due to disease, 
deterioration, deformities), scraps, and small fish (16 inches or less) 
may be fed to dogs. Also, whole Chinook salmon caught incidentally 
during a subsistence chum salmon fishery in the following time periods 
and locations may be fed to dogs:
    (A) After July 10 in the Koyukuk River drainage;
    (B) After August 10, in Subdistrict 5D, upstream of Circle City.
    (4) Kuskokwim Area. The Kuskokwim Area consists of all waters of 
Alaska between the latitude of the westernmost point of Naskonat 
Peninsula and the latitude of the southernmost tip of Cape Newenham, 
including the waters of Alaska surrounding Nunivak and St. Matthew 
Islands and those waters draining into the Bering Sea.
    (i) Unless otherwise restricted in this section, you may take fish 
in the Kuskokwim Area at any time without a subsistence fishing permit.
    (ii) For the Kuskokwim area, Federal subsistence fishing schedules, 
openings, closings, and fishing methods are the same as those issued 
for the subsistence taking of fish under Alaska Statutes (AS 
16.05.060), unless superseded by a Federal Special Action.
    (iii) In District 1, Kuskokuak Slough, from June 1 through July 31 
only, you may not take salmon for 16 hours before and during each State 
open commercial salmon fishing period in the district.
    (iv) In Districts 4 and 5, from June 1 through September 8, you may 
not take salmon for 16 hours before or during, and for 6 hours after 
each State open commercial salmon fishing period in each district.
    (v) In District 2, and anywhere in tributaries that flow into the 
Kuskokwim River within that district, from June 1 through September 8 
you may not take salmon by net gear or fish wheel for 16 hours before 
or during, and for 6 hours after each open commercial salmon fishing 
period in the district. You may subsistence fish for salmon with rod 
and reel 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, unless rod and reel are 
specifically restricted by paragraph (e)(4) of this section.
    (vi) You may not take subsistence fish by nets in the Goodnews 
River east of a line between ADF&G regulatory markers placed near the 
mouth of the Ufigag River and an ADF&G regulatory marker placed near 
the mouth of the Tunulik River 16 hours before or during, and for 6 
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    (vii) You may not take subsistence fish by nets in the Kanektok 
River upstream of ADF&G regulatory markers placed near the mouth 16 
hours before or during, and for 6 hours after each State open 
commercial salmon fishing period.
    (viii) You may not take subsistence fish by nets in the Arolik 
River upstream of ADF&G regulatory markers placed near the mouth 16 
hours before or during, and for 6 hours after each State open 
commercial salmon fishing period.
    (ix) You may only take salmon by gillnet, beach seine, fish wheel, 
or rod and reel subject to the restrictions set out in this section, 
except that you may also take salmon by spear in the Kanektok, and 
Arolik River drainages, and in the drainage of Goodnews Bay.
    (x) You may not use an aggregate length of set gillnets or drift 
gillnets in excess of 50 fathoms for taking salmon.
    (xi) You may take fish other than salmon by set gillnet, drift 
gillnet, beach seine, fish wheel, pot, long line, fyke net, dip net, 
jigging gear, spear, lead, handline, or rod and reel.
    (xii) You must attach to the bank each subsistence gillnet operated 
in tributaries of the Kuskokwim River and fish it substantially 
perpendicular to the bank and in a substantially straight line.
    (xiii) Within a tributary to the Kuskokwim River in that portion of 
the Kuskokwim River drainage from the north end of Eek Island upstream 
to the mouth of the Kolmakoff River, you may not set or operate any 
part of a set gillnet within 150 feet of any part of another set 
gillnet.
    (xiv) The maximum depth of gillnets is as follows:
    (A) Gillnets with 6-inch or smaller stretched-mesh may not be more 
than 45 meshes in depth;
    (B) Gillnets with greater than 6-inch stretched-mesh may not be 
more than 35 meshes in depth.
    (xv) You may not use subsistence set and drift gillnets exceeding 
15 fathoms in length in Whitefish Lake in the Ophir Creek drainage. You 
may not operate more than one subsistence set or drift gillnet at a 
time in Whitefish Lake in the Ophir Creek drainage. You must check the 
net at least once every 24 hours.
    (xvi) You may take rainbow trout only in accordance with the 
following restrictions:
    (A) You may take rainbow trout only by the use of gillnets, dip 
nets, fyke nets, handline, spear, rod and reel, or jigging through the 
ice;
    (B) You may not use gillnets, dip nets, or fyke nets for targeting 
rainbow trout from March 15 through June 15;
    (C) If you take rainbow trout incidentally in other subsistence net 
fisheries and through the ice, you may retain them for subsistence 
purposes;
    (D) There are no harvest limits with handline, spear, rod and reel, 
or jigging.
    (5) Bristol Bay Area. The Bristol Bay Area includes all waters of 
Bristol Bay, including drainages enclosed by a line from Cape Newenham 
to Cape Menshikof.
    (i) Unless restricted in this section, or unless under the terms of 
a subsistence fishing permit, you may take fish at any time in the 
Bristol Bay area.
    (ii) In all State commercial salmon districts, from May 1 through 
May 31 and October 1 through October 31, you may subsistence fish for 
salmon only from 9 a.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Friday. From June 1 through 
September 30, within the waters of a commercial salmon district, you 
may take salmon only during State open commercial salmon fishing 
periods.
    (iii) In the Egegik River from 9 a.m. June 23 through 9 a.m. July 
17, you may take salmon only during the following times: from 9 a.m. 
Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.
    (iv) You may not take fish from waters within 300 feet of a stream 
mouth used by salmon.
    (v) You may not subsistence fish with nets in the Tazimina River 
and within one-fourth mile of the terminus of those waters during the 
period from September 1 through June 14.
    (vi) Within any district, you may take salmon, herring, and capelin 
by set gillnets only.
    (vii) Outside the boundaries of any district, unless otherwise 
specified, you may take salmon by set gillnet only.
    (A)You may also take salmon by spear in the Togiak River, excluding 
its tributaries.
    (B) You may also use drift gillnets not greater than 10 fathoms in 
length to take salmon in the Togiak River in the first two river miles 
upstream from the mouth of the Togiak River to the ADF&G regulatory 
markers.
    (C) You may also take salmon without a permit in Lake Clark and its 
tributaries by snagging (by handline or rod and reel), using a spear, 
bow and arrow, or capturing by bare hand.
    (D) You may also take salmon by beach seines not exceeding 25 
fathoms in length in Lake Clark, excluding its tributaries.
    (E) You may also take fish (except rainbow trout) with a fyke net 
and lead in tributaries of Lake Clark and the tributaries of Sixmile 
Lake within and adjacent to the exterior boundaries of Lake Clark 
National Park and Preserve unless otherwise prohibited.
    (1) You may use a fyke net and lead only with a permit issued by 
the Federal in-season manager.
    (2) All fyke nets and leads must be attended at all times while in 
use.
    (3) All materials used to construct the fyke net and lead must be 
made of wood and be removed from the water when the fyke net and lead 
is no longer in use.
    (viii) The maximum lengths for set gillnets used to take salmon are 
as follows:
    (A) You may not use set gillnets exceeding 10 fathoms in length in 
the Egegik River;
    (B) In the remaining waters of the area, you may not use set 
gillnets exceeding 25 fathoms in length.
    (ix) You may not operate any part of a set gillnet within 300 feet 
of any part of another set gillnet.
    (x) You must stake and buoy each set gillnet. Instead of having the 
identifying information on a keg or buoy attached to the gillnet, you 
may plainly and legibly inscribe your first initial, last name, and 
subsistence permit number on a sign at or near the set gillnet.
    (xi) You may not operate or assist in operating subsistence salmon 
net gear while simultaneously operating or assisting in operating 
commercial salmon net gear.
    (xii) During State closed commercial herring fishing periods, you 
may not use gillnets exceeding 25 fathoms in length for the subsistence 
taking of herring or capelin.
    (xiii) You may take fish other than salmon, herring and capelin by 
gear listed in this part unless restricted under the terms of a 
subsistence fishing permit.
    (xiv) You may take salmon only under authority of a State 
subsistence salmon permit (permits are issued by ADF&G) except when 
using a Federal permit for fyke net and lead.
    (xv) Only one State subsistence fishing permit for salmon and one 
Federal permit for use of a fyke net and lead for all fish (except 
rainbow trout) may be issued to each household per year.
    (xvi) In the Togiak River section and the Togiak River drainage:
    (A) You may not possess coho salmon taken under the authority of a 
subsistence fishing permit unless both lobes of the caudal fin (tail) 
or the dorsal fin have been removed.
    (B) You may not possess salmon taken with a drift gillnet under the 
authority of a subsistence fishing permit unless both lobes of the 
caudal fin (tail) or the dorsal fin have been removed.
    (xvii) You may take rainbow trout only by rod and reel or jigging 
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Rainbow trout daily harvest and possession limits are two per day/two 
in possession with no size limit from April 10 through October 31 and 
five per day/five in possession with no size limit from November 1 
through April 9.
    (xviii) If you take rainbow trout incidentally in other subsistence 
net fisheries, or through the ice, you may retain them for subsistence 
purposes.
    (6) Aleutian Islands Area. The Aleutian Islands Area includes all 
waters of Alaska west of the longitude of the tip of Cape Sarichef, 
east of 172[deg] East longitude, and south of 54[deg]36' North 
latitude.
    (i) You may take fish other than salmon, rainbow/steelhead trout, 
or char at any time unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence 
fishing permit. If you take rainbow/steelhead trout incidentally in 
other subsistence net fisheries, you may retain them for subsistence 
purposes.
    (ii) In the Unalaska District, you may take salmon for subsistence 
purposes from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. from January 1 through December 31, 
except as may be specified on a subsistence fishing permit.
    (iii) In the Adak, Akutan, Atka-Amlia, and Umnak Districts, you may 
take salmon at any time.
    (iv) You may not subsistence fish for salmon in the following 
waters:
    (A) The waters of Unalaska Lake, its tributaries and outlet stream;
    (B) The waters of Summers and Morris Lakes and their tributaries 
and outlet streams;
    (C) All streams supporting anadromous fish runs that flow into 
Unalaska Bay south of a line from the northern tip of Cape Cheerful to 
the northern tip of Kalekta Point;
    (D) Waters of McLees Lake and its tributaries and outlet stream;
    (E) All fresh water on Adak Island and Kagalaska Island in the Adak 
District.
    (v) You may take salmon by seine and gillnet, or with gear 
specified on a subsistence fishing permit.
    (vi) In the Unalaska District, if you fish with a net, you must be 
physically present at the net at all times when the net is being used.
    (vii) You may take fish other than salmon by gear listed in this 
part unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence fishing permit.
    (viii) You may take salmon, trout, and char only under the terms of 
a subsistence fishing permit, except that you do not need a permit in 
the Akutan, Umnak, and Atka-Amlia Islands Districts.
    (ix) You may take no more than 250 salmon for subsistence purposes 
unless otherwise specified on the subsistence fishing permit, except 
that in the Unalaska and Adak Districts, you may take no more than 25 
salmon plus an additional 25 salmon for each member of your household 
listed on the permit. You may obtain an additional permit.
    (x) You must keep a record on the reverse side of the permit of 
subsistence-caught fish. You must complete the record immediately upon 
taking subsistence-caught fish and must return it no later than October 
31.
    (7) Alaska Peninsula Area. The Alaska Peninsula Area includes all 
waters of Alaska on the north side of the Alaska peninsula southwest of 
a line from Cape Menshikof (57[deg]28.34' North latitude, 
157[deg]55.84' West longitude) to Cape Newenham (58[deg]39.00' North 
latitude, 162[deg] West longitude) and east of the longitude of Cape 
Sarichef Light (164[deg]55.70' West longitude) and on the south side of 
the Alaska Peninsula from a line extending from Scotch Cape through the 
easternmost tip of Ugamak Island to a line extending 135[deg] southeast 
from Kupreanof Point (55[deg]33.98' North latitude, 159[deg]35.88' West 
longitude).
    (i) You may take fish, other than salmon, rainbow/steelhead trout, 
or char, at any time unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence 
fishing permit. If you take rainbow/steelhead trout incidentally in 
other subsistence net fisheries or through the ice, you may retain them 
for subsistence purposes.
    (ii) You may take salmon, trout, and char only under the authority 
of a subsistence fishing permit.
    (iii) You must keep a record on the reverse side of the permit of 
subsistence-caught fish. You must complete the record immediately upon 
taking subsistence-caught fish and must return it no later than October 
31.
    (iv) You may take salmon at any time, except in those districts and 
sections open to commercial salmon fishing where salmon may not be 
taken during the 24 hours before and 12 hours following each State open 
weekly commercial salmon fishing period, or as may be specified on a 
subsistence fishing permit.
    (v) You may not subsistence fish for salmon in the following 
waters:
    (A) Russell Creek and Nurse Lagoon and within 500 yards outside the 
mouth of Nurse Lagoon;
    (B) Trout Creek and within 500 yards outside its mouth.
    (vi) You may take salmon by seine, gillnet, rod and reel, or with 
gear specified on a subsistence fishing permit. You may also take 
salmon without a permit by snagging (by handline or rod and reel), 
using a spear, bow and arrow, or capturing by bare hand.
    (vii) You may take fish other than salmon by gear listed in this 
part unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence fishing permit.
    (viii) You may not use a set gillnet exceeding 100 fathoms in 
length.
    (ix) You may take no more than 250 salmon for subsistence purposes 
unless otherwise specified on your subsistence fishing permit.
    (8) Chignik Area. The Chignik Area includes all waters of Alaska on 
the south side of the Alaska Peninsula bounded by a line extending 
135[deg] southeast for 3 miles from a point near Kilokak Rocks at 
57[deg]10.34' North latitude, 156[deg]20.22' West longitude (the 
longitude of the southern entrance to Imuya Bay) then due south, and a 
line extending 135[deg] southeast from Kuprean of Point at 
55[deg]33.98' North latitude, 159[deg] 35.88' West longitude.
    (i) You may take fish other than salmon, rainbow/steelhead trout, 
or char at any time, except as may be specified by a subsistence 
fishing permit. For salmon, Federal subsistence fishing openings, 
closings and fishing methods are the same as those issued for the 
subsistence taking of fish under Alaska Statutes (AS 16.05.060), unless 
superseded by a Federal Special Action. If you take rainbow/steelhead 
trout incidentally in other subsistence net fisheries, you may retain 
them for subsistence purposes.
    (ii) You may not take salmon in the Chignik River, from a point 300 
feet upstream of the ADF&G weir to Chignik Lake from July 1 through 
August 31. You may not take salmon by gillnet in Black Lake or any 
tributary to Black or Chignik Lakes. You may take salmon in the waters 
of Clark River and Home Creek from their confluence with Chignik Lake 
upstream 1 mile.
    (A) In the open waters of Chignik Lake, Chignik River, Clark River 
and Home Creek you may take salmon by gillnet under the authority of a 
subsistence fishing permit.
    (B) In the open waters of Clark River and Home Creek you may take 
salmon by snagging (handline or rod and reel), spear, bow and arrow, or 
capture by hand without a permit. The daily harvest and possession 
limits using these methods are five per day and five in possession.
    (iii) You may take salmon, trout, and char only under the authority 
of a subsistence fishing permit unless otherwise indicated in this 
section or as noted in the permit conditions.
    (iv) You must keep a record on your permit of subsistence-caught 
fish. You must complete the record immediately upon taking subsistence-
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must return it no later than the due date listed on the permit.
    (v) If you hold a commercial fishing license, you may only 
subsistence fish for salmon as specified on a subsistence fishing 
permit.
    (vi) You may take salmon by seines, gillnets, rod and reel, or with 
gear specified on a subsistence fishing permit, except that in Chignik 
Lake, you may not use purse seines. You may also take salmon without a 
permit by snagging (by handline or rod and reel), using a spear, bow 
and arrow, or capturing by bare hand.
    (vii) You may take fish other than salmon by gear listed in this 
part unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence fishing permit.
    (viii) You may take no more than 250 salmon for subsistence 
purposes unless otherwise specified on the subsistence fishing permit.
    (9) Kodiak Area. The Kodiak Area includes all waters of Alaska 
south of a line extending east from Cape Douglas (58[deg]51.10' North 
latitude), west of 150[deg] West longitude, north of 55[deg] 30.00' 
North latitude, and north and east of a line extending 135[deg] 
southeast for three miles from a point near Kilokak Rocks at 
57[deg]10.34' North latitude, 156[deg]20.22' West longitude (the 
longitude of the southern entrance of Imuya Bay), then due south.
    (i) You may take fish other than salmon, rainbow/steelhead trout, 
char, bottomfish, or herring at any time unless restricted by the terms 
of a subsistence fishing permit. If you take rainbow/steelhead trout 
incidentally in other subsistence net fisheries, you may retain them 
for subsistence purposes.
    (ii) You may take salmon for subsistence purposes 24 hours a day 
from January 1 through December 31, with the following exceptions:
    (A) From June 1 through September 15, you may not use salmon seine 
vessels to take subsistence salmon for 24 hours before or during, and 
for 24 hours after any State open commercial salmon fishing period. The 
use of skiffs from any type of vessel is allowed.
    (B) From June 1 through September 15, you may use purse seine 
vessels to take salmon only with gillnets, and you may have no other 
type of salmon gear on board the vessel.
    (iii) You may not subsistence fish for salmon in the following 
locations:
    (A) Womens Bay closed waters--All waters inside a line from the tip 
of the Nyman Peninsula (57[deg]43.23' North latitude, 152[deg]31.51' 
West longitude), to the northeastern tip of Mary's Island 
(57[deg]42.40' North latitude, 152[deg]32.00' West longitude), to the 
southeastern shore of Womens Bay at 57[deg]41.95' North latitude, 
152[deg]31.50' West longitude.
    (B) Buskin River closed waters--All waters inside of a line running 
from a marker on the bluff north of the mouth of the Buskin River at 
approximately 57[deg]45.80' North latitude, 152[deg]28.38' West 
longitude, to a point offshore at 57[deg]45.35' North latitude, 
152[deg]28.15' West longitude, to a marker located onshore south of the 
river mouth at approximately 57[deg]45.15' North latitude, 
152[deg]28.65' West longitude.
    (C) All waters closed to commercial salmon fishing within 100 yards 
of the terminus of Selief Bay Creek.
    (D) In Afognak Bay north and west of a line from the tip of Last 
Point to the tip of River Mouth Point.
    (E) From August 15 through September 30, all waters 500 yards 
seaward of the terminus of Little Kitoi Creek.
    (F) All fresh water systems of Afognak Island.
    (iv) You must have a subsistence fishing permit for taking salmon, 
trout, and char for subsistence purposes. You must have a subsistence 
fishing permit for taking herring and bottomfish for subsistence 
purposes during the State commercial herring sac roe season from April 
15 through June 30.
    (v) The annual limit for a subsistence salmon fishing permit holder 
is as follows:
    (A) In the Federal public waters of Kodiak Island, east of the line 
from Crag Point south to the westernmost point of Saltery Cove, 
including the waters of Woody and Long Islands, and the salt waters 
bordering this area within 1 mile of Kodiak Island, excluding the 
waters bordering Spruce Island, 25 salmon for the permit holder plus an 
additional 25 salmon for each member of the same household whose names 
are listed on the permit: an additional permit may be obtained upon 
request.
    (B) In the remainder of the Kodiak Area not described in paragraph 
(e)(9)(v)(A) of this section, there is no annual harvest limit for a 
subsistence salmon fishing permit holder.
    (vi) You must record on your subsistence permit the number of 
subsistence fish taken. You must record all harvested fish prior to 
leaving the fishing site, and must return the permit by the due date 
marked on permit.
    (vii) You may take fish other than salmon by gear listed in this 
part unless restricted under the terms of a subsistence fishing permit.
    (viii) You may take salmon only by gillnet, rod and reel, or seine.
    (ix) You must be physically present at the net when the net is 
being fished.
    (10) Cook Inlet Area. The Cook Inlet Area includes all waters of 
Alaska enclosed by a line extending east from Cape Douglas 
(58[deg]51.10' N. Lat.) and a line extending south from Cape Fairfield 
(148[deg]50.25' W. Long.).
    (i) Unless restricted in this section, or unless restricted under 
the terms of a subsistence fishing permit, you may take fish at any 
time in the Cook Inlet Area. If you take rainbow/steelhead trout 
incidentally in subsistence net fisheries, you may retain them for 
subsistence purposes, unless otherwise prohibited or provided for in 
this section. With jigging gear through the ice or rod and reel gear in 
open waters there is an annual limit of two rainbow/steelhead trout 20 
inches or longer, taken from Kenai Peninsula fresh waters.
    (ii) You may take fish by gear listed in this part unless 
restricted in this section or under the terms of a subsistence fishing 
permit (as may be modified by this section). For all fish that must be 
marked and recorded on a permit in this section, they must be marked 
and recorded prior to leaving the fishing site. The fishing site 
includes the particular Federal public waters and/or adjacent shoreline 
from which the fish were harvested.
    (iii) You may not take grayling or burbot for subsistence purposes.
    (iv) You may take only salmon, trout, Dolly Varden, and other char 
under authority of a Federal subsistence fishing permit. Seasons, 
harvest and possession limits, and methods and means for take are the 
same as for the taking of those species under Alaska sport fishing 
regulations (5 AAC 56 and 5 AAC 57) unless modified herein. 
Additionally for Federally managed waters of the Kasilof and Kenai 
River drainages:
    (A) Residents of Ninilchik may take sockeye, Chinook, coho, and 
pink salmon through a dip net and a rod and reel fishery on the upper 
mainstem of the Kasilof River from a Federal regulatory marker on the 
river below the outlet of Tustumena Lake downstream to a marker on the 
river approximately 2.8 miles below the Tustumena Lake boat ramp. 
Residents using rod and reel gear may fish with up to two baited single 
or treble hooks. Other species incidentally caught during the dip net 
and rod and reel fishery may be retained for subsistence uses, 
including up to 200 rainbow/steelhead trout taken through August 15. 
After 200 rainbow/steelhead trout have been taken in this fishery or 
after August 15, all rainbow/steelhead trout must be released unless 
otherwise provided for in this section. Before leaving the fishing 
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retained fish must be recorded on the permit and marked by removing the 
dorsal fin. Harvests must be reported within 72 hours to the Federal 
fisheries manager upon leaving the fishing site.
    (1) Fishing for sockeye and Chinook salmon will be allowed June 16-
August 15.
    (2) Fishing for coho and pink salmon will be allowed June 16-
October 31.
    (3) Fishing for sockeye, Chinook, coho, or pink salmon will end 
prior to regulatory end dates if the annual total harvest limit for 
that species is reached or superseded by Federal special action.
    (4) Each household may harvest their annual sockeye, Chinook, coho, 
or pink salmon limits in one or more days, and each household member 
may fish with a dip net or a rod and reel during this time. Salmon 
taken in the Kenai River system dip net and rod and reel fishery will 
be included as part of each household's annual limit for the Kasilof 
River.
    (i) For sockeye salmon--annual total harvest limit of 4,000; annual 
household limits of 25 for each permit holder and 5 additional for each 
household member;
    (ii) For Chinook salmon--annual harvest limit of 500; annual 
household limit of 10 for each permit holder and 2 additional for each 
household member;
    (iii) For coho salmon--annual total harvest limit of 500; annual 
household limits of 10 for each permit holder and 2 additional for each 
household member; and
    (iv) For pink salmon--annual total harvest limit of 500; annual 
household limits of 10 for each permit holder and 2 additional for each 
household member.
    (B) In addition to the dip net and rod and reel fishery on the 
upper mainstem of the Kasilof River described under paragraph 
(e)(10)(iv)(A) of this section, residents of Ninilchik may also take 
coho and pink salmon through a rod and reel fishery in Tustumena Lake. 
Before leaving the fishing site, all retained salmon must be recorded 
on the permit and marked by removing the dorsal fin. Seasons, areas, 
harvest and possession limits, and methods and means for take are the 
same as for the taking of these species under Alaska sport fishing 
regulations (5 AAC 56), except for the following methods and means, and 
harvest and possession limits:
    (1) Fishing will be allowed with up to two baited single or treble 
hooks.
    (2) For coho salmon 16 inches and longer, the daily harvest and 
possession limits are four per day and four in possession.
    (3) For pink salmon 16 inches and longer, daily harvest and 
possession limits are six per day and six in possession.
    (C) Resident fish species including lake trout, rainbow/steelhead 
trout, and Dolly Varden/Arctic char may be harvested in Federally 
managed waters of the Kasilof River drainage. Resident fish species 
harvested in the Kasilof River drainage under the conditions of a 
Federal subsistence permit must be marked by removing the dorsal fin 
immediately after harvest and recorded on the permit prior to leaving 
the fishing site.
    (1) Lake trout may be harvested with rod and reel gear the entire 
year. For fish 20 inches or longer, daily harvest and possession limits 
are four per day and four in possession. For fish less than 20 inches, 
daily harvest and possession limits are 15 per day and 15 in 
possession.
    (2) Dolly Varden/Arctic char may be harvested with rod and reel 
gear the entire year. In flowing waters, daily harvest and possession 
limits are four per day and four in possession. In lakes and ponds, 
daily harvest and possession limits are 10 fish per day and 10 in 
possession.
    (3) Rainbow trout may be harvested with rod and reel gear the 
entire year for fish less than 20 inches in length. In flowing waters, 
daily harvest and possession limits are two per day and two in 
possession. In lakes and ponds, daily harvest and possession limits are 
five per day and five in possession.
    (4) You may fish in Tustumena Lake with a gillnet, no longer than 
10 fathoms, fished under the ice or jigging gear used through the ice 
under authority of a Federal subsistence fishing permit. The total 
annual harvest quota for this fishery is 200 lake trout, 200 rainbow 
trout, and 500 Dolly Varden/Arctic char. The use of a gillnet will be 
prohibited by special action after the harvest quota of any species has 
been met. For the jig fishery, annual household limits are 30 fish in 
any combination of lake trout, rainbow trout or Dolly Varden/Arctic 
char.
    (i) You may harvest fish under the ice only in Tustumena Lake. 
Gillnets are not allowed within a \1/4\ mile radius of the mouth of any 
tributary to Tustumena Lake, or the outlet of Tustumena Lake.
    (ii) Permits will be issued by the Federal fisheries manager or 
designated representative, and will be valid for the winter season, 
unless the season is closed by special action.
    (iii) All harvests must be reported within 72 hours to the Federal 
fisheries manager upon leaving the fishing site. Reported information 
must include number of each species caught; number of each species 
retained; length, depth (number of meshes deep) and mesh size of 
gillnet fished; fishing site; and total hours fished. Harvest data on 
the permit must be filled out before transporting fish from the fishing 
site.
    (iv) The gillnet must be checked at least once in every 48-hour 
period.
    (v) For unattended gear, the permittee's name and address must be 
plainly and legibly inscribed on a stake at one end of the gillnet.
    (vi) Incidentally caught fish may be retained and must be recorded 
on the permit before transporting fish from the fishing site.
    (vii) Failure to return the completed harvest permit by May 31 may 
result in issuance of a violation notice and/or denial of a future 
subsistence permit.
    (D) Residents of Hope, Cooper Landing, and Ninilchik may take only 
sockeye salmon through a dip net and a rod and reel fishery at one 
specified site on the Russian River, and sockeye, late-run Chinook, 
coho, and pink salmon through a dip net/rod and reel fishery at two 
specified sites on the Kenai River below Skilak Lake and as provided in 
this section. For Ninilchik residents, salmon taken in the Kasilof 
River Federal subsistence fish wheel, and dip net/rod and reel fishery 
will be included as part of each household's annual limit for the Kenai 
and Russian Rivers' dip net and rod and reel fishery. For both Kenai 
River fishing sites below Skilak Lake, incidentally caught fish may be 
retained for subsistence uses, except for early-run Chinook salmon 
(unless otherwise provided for), rainbow trout 18 inches or longer, and 
Dolly Varden 18 inches or longer, which must be released. For the 
Russian River fishing site, incidentally caught fish may be retained 
for subsistence uses, except for early- and late-run Chinook salmon, 
coho salmon, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden, which must be released. 
Before leaving the fishing site, all retained fish must be recorded on 
the permit and marked by removing the dorsal fin. Harvests must be 
reported within 72 hours to the Federal fisheries manager upon leaving 
the fishing site, and permits must be returned to the manager by the 
due date listed on the permit. Chum salmon that are retained are to be 
included within the annual limit for sockeye salmon. Only residents of 
Cooper Landing, Hope, and Ninilchik may retain incidentally caught 
resident species.
    (1) The household dip net and rod and reel gear fishery is limited 
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    (i) At the Kenai River Moose Range Meadows site, dip netting is 
allowed only from a boat from a Federal regulatory marker on the Kenai 
River at about river mile 29 downstream approximately 2.5 miles to 
another marker on the Kenai River at about river mile 26.5. Residents 
using rod and reel gear at this fishery site may fish from boats or 
from shore with up to two baited single or treble hooks June 15-August 
31. Seasonal riverbank closures and motor boat restrictions are the 
same as those listed in State of Alaska fishing regulations (5 AAC 56 
and 5 AAC 57 and 5 AAC 77.540).
    (ii) At the Kenai River Mile 48 site, dip netting is allowed while 
either standing in the river or from a boat, from Federal regulatory 
markers on both sides of the Kenai River at about river mile 48 
(approximately 2 miles below the outlet of Skilak Lake) downstream 
approximately 2.5 miles to a marker on the Kenai River at about river 
mile 45.5. Residents using rod and reel gear at this fishery site may 
fish from boats or from shore with up to two baited single or treble 
hooks June 15-August 31. Seasonal riverbank closures and motor boat 
restrictions are the same as those listed in State of Alaska fishing 
regulations (5 AAC 56, 5 AAC 57, and 5 AAC 77.540).
    (iii) At the Russian River Falls site, dip netting is allowed from 
a Federal regulatory marker near the upstream end of the fish ladder at 
Russian River Falls downstream to a Federal regulatory marker 
approximately 600 yards below Russian River Falls. Residents using rod 
and reel gear at this fishery site may not fish with bait at any time.
    (2) Fishing seasons are as follows:
    (i) For sockeye salmon at all fishery sites: June 15-August 15;
    (ii) For late-run Chinook, pink, and coho salmon at both Kenai 
River fishery sites only: July 16-September 30; and
    (iii) Fishing for sockeye, late-run Chinook, coho, or pink salmon 
will close by special action prior to regulatory end dates if the 
annual total harvest limit for that species is reached or superseded by 
Federal special action.
    (3) Each household may harvest their annual sockeye, late-run 
Chinook, coho, or pink salmon limits in one or more days, and each 
household member may fish with a dip net or rod and reel during this 
time. Salmon taken in the Kenai River system dip net and rod and reel 
fishery by Ninilchik households will be included as part of those 
household's annual limits for the Kasilof River.
    (i) For sockeye salmon--annual total harvest limit of 4,000 
(including any retained chum salmon); annual household limits of 25 for 
each permit holder and 5 additional for each household member;
    (ii) For late-run Chinook salmon--annual total harvest limit of 
1,000; annual household limits of 10 for each permit holder and 2 
additional for each household member;
    (iii) For coho salmon--annual total harvest limit of 3,000; annual 
household limits of 20 for each permit holder and 5 additional for each 
household member; and
    (iv) For pink salmon--annual total harvest limit of 2,000; annual 
household limits of 15 for each permit holder and 5 additional for each 
household member.
    (E) For Federally managed waters of the Kenai River and its 
tributaries, in addition to the dip net and rod and reel fisheries on 
the Kenai and Russian rivers described under paragraph (e)(10)(iv)(D) 
of this section, residents of Hope, Cooper Landing, and Ninilchik may 
take sockeye, Chinook, coho, pink, and chum salmon through a separate 
rod and reel fishery in the Kenai River drainage. Before leaving the 
fishing site, all retained fish must be recorded on the permit and 
marked by removing the dorsal fin. Permits must be returned to the 
Federal fisheries manager by the due date listed on the permit. 
Incidentally caught fish, other than salmon, are subject to regulations 
found in paragraphs (e)(10)(iv)(F) and (G) of this section. Seasons, 
areas (including seasonal riverbank closures), harvest and possession 
limits, and methods and means (including motor boat restrictions) for 
take are the same as for the taking of these salmon species under State 
of Alaska fishing regulations (5 AAC 56, 5 AAC 57 and 5 AAC 77.54), 
except for the following harvest and possession limits:
    (1) In the Kenai River below Skilak Lake, fishing is allowed with 
up to two baited single or treble hooks June 15-August 31.
    (2) For early-run Chinook salmon less than 46 inches or 55 inches 
or longer, daily harvest and possession limits are two per day and two 
in possession.
    (3) For late-run Chinook salmon 20 inches and longer, daily harvest 
and possession limits are two per day and two in possession.
    (4) Annual harvest limits for any combination of early- and late-
run Chinook salmon are four for each permit holder.
    (5) For other salmon 16 inches and longer, the combined daily 
harvest and possession limits are six per day and six in possession, of 
which no more than four per day and four in possession may be coho 
salmon, except for the Sanctuary Area and Russian River, for which no 
more than two per day and two in possession may be coho salmon.
    (F) For Federally managed waters of the Kenai River and its 
tributaries below Skilak Lake outlet at river mile 50, residents of 
Cooper Landing, Hope, and Ninilchik may take resident fish species 
including lake trout, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden/Arctic char with 
jigging gear through the ice or rod and reel gear in open waters. 
Resident fish species harvested in the Kenai River drainage under the 
conditions of a Federal subsistence permit must be marked by removal of 
the dorsal fin immediately after harvest and recorded on the permit 
prior to leaving the fishing site. Seasons, areas (including seasonal 
riverbank closures), harvest and possession limits, and methods and 
means (including motor boat restrictions) for take are the same as for 
the taking of these resident species under State of Alaska fishing 
regulations (5 AAC 56, 5 AAC 57, and 5 AAC 77.54), except for the 
following harvest and possession limits:
    (1) For lake trout 20 inches or longer, daily harvest and 
possession limits are four per day and four in possession. For fish 
less than 20 inches, daily harvest and possession limits are 15 per day 
and 15 in possession.
    (2) In flowing waters, daily harvest and possession limits for 
Dolly Varden/Arctic char less than 18 inches in length are one per day 
and one in possession. In lakes and ponds, daily harvest and possession 
limits are two per day and two in possession. Only one of these fish 
can be 20 inches or longer.
    (3) In flowing waters, daily harvest and possession limits for 
rainbow/steelhead trout are one per day and one in possession and must 
be less than 18 inches in length. In lakes and ponds, daily harvest and 
possession limits are two per day and two in possession of which only 
one fish 20 inches or longer may be harvested daily.
    (G) For Federally managed waters of the upper Kenai River and its 
tributaries above Skilak Lake outlet at river mile 50, residents of 
Cooper Landing, Hope, and Ninilchik may take resident fish species 
including lake trout, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden/Arctic char with 
jigging gear through the ice or rod and reel gear in open waters. 
Resident fish species harvested in the Kenai River drainage under the 
conditions of a Federal subsistence permit must be marked by removal of 
the dorsal fin immediately after harvest and recorded on the permit 
prior to leaving the fishing site. Seasons, areas (including seasonal 
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means (including motor boat restrictions) for take are the same as for 
the taking of these resident species under Alaska fishing regulations 
(5 AAC 56, 5 AAC 57, 5 AAC 77.54), except for the following harvest and 
possession limits:
    (1) For lake trout 20 inches or longer, daily harvest and 
possession limits are four per day and four in possession. For fish 
less than 20 inches, daily harvest and possession limits are 15 fish 
per day and 15 in possession. For Hidden Lake, daily harvest and 
possession limits are two per day and two in possession regardless of 
size.
    (2) In flowing waters, daily harvest and possession limits for 
Dolly Varden/Arctic char less than 16 inches are one per day and one in 
possession. In lakes and ponds, daily harvest and possession limits are 
two per day and two in possession of which only one fish 20 inches or 
longer may be harvested daily.
    (3) In flowing waters, daily harvest and possession limits for 
rainbow/steelhead trout are one per day and one in possession and it 
must be less than 16 inches in length. In lakes and ponds, daily 
harvest and possession limits are two per day and two in possession of 
which only one fish 20 inches or longer may be harvested daily.
    (H) Residents of Ninilchik may harvest sockeye, Chinook, coho, and 
pink salmon through a fish wheel fishery in the Federal public waters 
of the upper mainstem of the Kasilof River. Residents of Ninilchik may 
retain other species incidentally caught in the Kasilof River except 
for rainbow/steelhead trout, which must be released and returned 
unharmed to the water.
    (1) Only one fish wheel can be operated on the Kasilof River. The 
fish wheel must have a live box, must be monitored when fishing, must 
be stopped from fishing when it is not being monitored or used, and 
must be installed and operated in compliance with any regulations and 
restrictions for its use within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
    (2) One registration permit will be available and will be awarded 
by the Federal in-season fishery manager, in consultation with the 
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager, based on the merits of the 
operation plan. The registration permit will be issued to an 
organization that, as the fish wheel owner, will be responsible for its 
construction, installation, operation, use, and removal in consultation 
with the Federal fishery manager. The owner may not rent or lease the 
fish wheel for personal gain. As part of the permit, the organization 
must:
    (i) Prior to the season, provide a written operation plan to the 
Federal fishery manager including a description of how fishing time and 
fish will be offered and distributed among households and residents of 
Ninilchik;
    (ii) During the season, mark the fish wheel with a wood, metal, or 
plastic plate at least 12 inches high by 12 inches wide that is 
permanently affixed and plainly visible, and that contains the 
following information in letters and numerals at least 1 inch high: 
registration permit number; organization's name and address; and 
primary contact person name and telephone number;
    (iii) After the season, provide written documentation of required 
evaluation information to the Federal fishery manager including, but 
not limited to, person or households operating the gear, hours of 
operation, and number of each species caught and retained or released.
    (3) People operating the fish wheel must:
    (i) Have a valid Federal subsistence fishing permit in their 
possession;
    (ii) If they are not the fish wheel owner, attach an additional 
wood, metal, or plastic plate at least 12 inches high by 12 inches wide 
to the fish wheel that is plainly visible, and that contains their 
fishing permit number, name, and address in letters and numerals at 
least 1 inch high;
    (iii) Remain on site to monitor the fish wheel and remove all fish 
at least every hour;
    (iv) Before leaving the site, mark all retained fish by removing 
their dorsal fin and record all retained fish on their fishing permit; 
and
    (v) Within 72 hours of leaving the site, report their harvest to 
the Federal fisheries manager.
    (4) The fish wheel owner (organization) may operate the fish wheel 
for subsistence purposes on behalf of residents of Ninilchik by 
requesting a subsistence fishing permit that:
    (i) Identifies a person who will be responsible for operating the 
fish wheel;
    (ii) Includes provisions for recording daily catches, the household 
to whom the catch was given, and other information determined to be 
necessary for effective resource management by the Federal fishery 
manager.
    (5) Fishing will be allowed from June 16 through October 31 on the 
Kasilof River unless closed or otherwise restricted by Federal special 
action.
    (6) Salmon taken in the fish wheel fishery will be included as part 
of dip net/rod and reel fishery annual total harvest limits for the 
Kasilof River and as part of dip net/rod and reel household annual 
limits of participating households.
    (7) Fishing for each salmon species will end and the fishery will 
be closed by Federal special action prior to regulatory end dates if 
the annual total harvest limit for that species is reached or 
superseded by Federal special action.
    (8) This regulation expires December 31, 2011, or 3 years after the 
first installation of the fish wheel, which ever comes first, or unless 
renewed by the Federal Subsistence Board.
    (9) You may take smelt with dip nets in fresh water only from April 
1-June 15. There are no harvest or possession limits for smelt.
    (10) Gillnets may not be used in fresh water, except for the taking 
of whitefish in the Tyone River drainage and as otherwise provided for 
in this Cook Inlet section.
    (11) Prince William Sound Area. The Prince William Sound Area 
includes all waters and drainages of Alaska between the longitude of 
Cape Fairfield and the longitude of Cape Suckling.
    (i) You may take fish, other than rainbow/steelhead trout, in the 
Prince William Sound Area only under authority of a subsistence fishing 
permit, except that a permit is not required to take eulachon. You make 
not take rainbow/steelhead trout, except as otherwise provided for in 
paragraph (e)(11) of this section.
    (A) In the Prince William Sound Area within Chugach National Forest 
and in the Copper River drainage downstream of Haley Creek you may 
accumulate Federal subsistence fishing harvest limits with harvest 
limits under State of Alaska sport fishing regulations provided that 
accumulation of fishing harvest limits does not occur during the same 
day.
    (B) You may accumulate harvest limits of salmon authorized for the 
Copper River drainage upstream from Haley Creek with harvest limits for 
salmon authorized under State of Alaska sport fishing regulations.
    (ii) You may take fish by gear listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this 
section unless restricted in this section or under the terms of a 
subsistence fishing permit.
    (iii) If you catch rainbow/steelhead trout incidentally in other 
subsistence net fisheries, you may retain them for subsistence 
purposes, unless restricted in this section.
    (iv) In the Copper River drainage, you may take salmon only in the 
waters of the Upper Copper River District, or in the vicinity of the 
Native Village of Batzulnetas.
    (v) In the Upper Copper River District, you may take salmon only by 
fish wheels, rod and reel, or dip nets.
    (vi) Rainbow/steelhead trout and other freshwater fish caught 
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to salmon by fish wheel in the Upper Copper River District may be 
retained.
    (vii) Freshwater fish other than rainbow/steelhead trout caught 
incidentally to salmon by dip net in the Upper Copper River District 
may be retained. Rainbow/steelhead trout caught incidentally to salmon 
by dip net in the Upper Copper River District must be released unharmed 
to the water.
    (viii) You may not possess salmon taken under the authority of an 
Upper Copper River District subsistence fishing permit, or rainbow/
steelhead trout caught incidentally to salmon by fish wheel, unless the 
anal fin has been immediately removed from the fish. You must 
immediately record all retained fish on the subsistence permit. 
Immediately means prior to concealing the fish from plain view or 
transporting the fish more than 50 feet from where the fish was removed 
from the water.
    (ix) You may take salmon in the Upper Copper River District from 
May 15 through September 30 only.
    (x) The total annual harvest limit for subsistence salmon fishing 
permits in combination for the Glennallen Subdistrict and the Chitina 
Subdistrict is as follows:
    (A) For a household with 1 person, 30 salmon, of which no more than 
5 may be Chinook salmon taken by dip net and no more than 5 Chinook 
taken by rod and reel;
    (B) For a household with 2 persons, 60 salmon, of which no more 
than 5 may be Chinook salmon taken by dip net and no more than 5 
Chinook taken by rod and reel, plus 10 salmon for each additional 
person in a household over 2 persons, except that the household's limit 
for Chinook salmon taken by dip net or rod and reel does not increase;
    (C) Upon request, permits for additional salmon will be issued for 
no more than a total of 200 salmon for a permit issued to a household 
with 1 person, of which no more than 5 may be Chinook salmon taken by 
dip net and no more than 5 Chinook taken by rod and reel, or no more 
than a total of 500 salmon for a permit issued to a household with 2 or 
more persons, of which no more than 5 may be Chinook salmon taken by 
dip net and no more than 5 Chinook taken by rod and reel.
    (xi) The following apply to Upper Copper River District subsistence 
salmon fishing permits:
    (A) Only one subsistence fishing permit per subdistrict will be 
issued to each household per year. If a household has been issued 
permits for both subdistricts in the same year, both permits must be in 
your possession and readily available for inspection while fishing or 
transporting subsistence-taken fish in either subdistrict. A qualified 
household may also be issued a Batzulnetas salmon fishery permit in the 
same year;
    (B) Multiple types of gear may be specified on a permit, although 
only one unit of gear may be operated at any one time;
    (C) You must return your permit no later than October 31 of the 
year in which the permit is issued, or you may be denied a permit for 
the following year;
    (D) A fish wheel may be operated only by one permit holder at one 
time; that permit holder must have the fish wheel marked as required by 
paragraph (e)(11) of this section and during fishing operations;
    (E) Only the permit holder and the authorized member(s) of the 
household listed on the subsistence permit may take salmon;
    (F) You must personally operate your fish wheel or dip net;
    (G) You may not loan or transfer a subsistence fish wheel or dip 
net permit except as permitted.
    (xii) If you are a fish wheel owner:
    (A) You must register your fish wheel with ADF&G or the Federal 
Subsistence Board;
    (B) Your registration number and a wood, metal, or plastic plate at 
least 12 inches high by 12 inches wide bearing either your name and 
address, or your Alaska driver's license number, or your Alaska State 
identification card number in letters and numerals at least 1 inch 
high, must be permanently affixed and plainly visible on the fish wheel 
when the fish wheel is in the water;
    (C) Only the current year's registration number may be affixed to 
the fish wheel; you must remove any other registration number from the 
fish wheel;
    (D) You must check your fish wheel at least once every 10 hours and 
remove all fish;
    (E) You are responsible for the fish wheel; you must remove the 
fish wheel from the water at the end of the permit period;
    (F) You may not rent, lease, or otherwise use your fish wheel used 
for subsistence fishing for personal gain.
    (xiii) If you are operating a fish wheel:
    (A) You may operate only one fish wheel at any one time;
    (B) You may not set or operate a fish wheel within 75 feet of 
another fish wheel;
    (C) No fish wheel may have more than two baskets;
    (D) If you are a permittee other than the owner, you must attach an 
additional wood, metal, or plastic plate at least 12 inches high by 12 
inches wide, bearing your name and address in letters and numerals at 
least 1 inch high, to the fish wheel so that the name and address are 
plainly visible.
    (xiv) A subsistence fishing permit may be issued to a village 
council, or other similarly qualified organization whose members 
operate fish wheels for subsistence purposes in the Upper Copper River 
District, to operate fish wheels on behalf of members of its village or 
organization. The following additional provisions apply to subsistence 
fishing permits issued under this paragraph (e)(11)(xiv) of this 
section:
    (A) The permit will list all households and household members for 
whom the fish wheel is being operated. The permit will identify a 
person who will be responsible for each fish wheel in a similar manner 
to a fish wheel owner as described in paragraph (e)(11)(xii) of this 
section;
    (B) The allowable harvest may not exceed the combined seasonal 
limits for the households listed on the permit; the permittee will 
notify the ADF&G or Federal Subsistence Board when households are added 
to the list, and the seasonal limit may be adjusted accordingly;
    (C) Members of households listed on a permit issued to a village 
council or other similarly qualified organization are not eligible for 
a separate household subsistence fishing permit for the Upper Copper 
River District;
    (D) The permit will include provisions for recording daily catches 
for each fish wheel; location and number of fish wheels; full legal 
name of the individual responsible for the lawful operation of each 
fish wheel as described in paragraph (e)(11)(xii) of this section; and 
other information determined to be necessary for effective resource 
management.
    (xv) You may take salmon in the vicinity of the former Native 
village of Batzulnetas only under the authority of a Batzulnetas 
subsistence salmon fishing permit available from the National Park 
Service under the following conditions:
    (A) You may take salmon only in those waters of the Copper River 
between National Park Service regulatory markers located near the mouth 
of Tanada Creek and approximately one-half mile downstream from that 
mouth and in Tanada Creek between National Park Service regulatory 
markers identifying the open waters of the creek;
    (B) You may use only fish wheels, dip nets, and rod and reel on the 
Copper River and only dip nets, spears, fyke nets, and rod and reel in 
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used in Tanada Creek upstream of the National Park Service weir;
    (C) You may take salmon only from May 15 through September 30 or 
until the season is closed by special action;
    (D) You may retain Chinook salmon taken in a fish wheel in the 
Copper River. You must return to the water unharmed any Chinook salmon 
caught in Tanada Creek;
    (E) You must return the permit to the National Park Service no 
later than October 15 of the year the permit was issued;
    (F) You may only use a fyke net after consultation with the in-
season manager. You must be present when the fyke net is actively 
fishing. You may take no more than 1,000 sockeye salmon in Tanada Creek 
with a fyke net;
    (xvi) You may take pink salmon for subsistence purposes from fresh 
water with a dip net from May 15 through September 30, 7 days per week, 
with no harvest or possession limits in the following areas:
    (A) Green Island, Knight Island, Chenega Island, Bainbridge Island, 
Evans Island, Elrington Island, Latouche Island, and adjacent islands, 
and the mainland waters from the outer point of Granite Bay located in 
Knight Island Passage to Cape Fairfield;
    (B) Waters north of a line from Porcupine Point to Granite Point, 
and south of a line from Point Lowe to Tongue Point.
    (12) Yakutat Area. The Yakutat Area includes all waters and 
drainages of Alaska between the longitude of Cape Suckling and the 
longitude of Cape Fairweather.
    (i) Unless restricted in this section or unless restricted under 
the terms of a subsistence fishing permit, you may take fish at any 
time in the Yakutat Area.
    (ii) You may take salmon, trout (other than steelhead), and char 
only under authority of a subsistence fishing permit. You may take 
steelhead trout only in the Situk and Ahrnklin Rivers and only under 
authority of a Federal subsistence fishing permit.
    (iii) If you take salmon, trout, or char incidentally by gear 
operated under the terms of a subsistence permit for salmon, you may 
retain them for subsistence purposes. You must report any salmon, 
trout, or char taken in this manner on your permit calendar.
    (iv) You may take fish by gear listed in this part unless 
restricted in this section or under the terms of a subsistence fishing 
permit. In areas where use of rod and reel is allowed, you may use 
artificial fly, lure, or bait when fishing with rod and reel, unless 
restricted by Federal permit. If you use bait, you must retain all 
Federally regulated fish species caught, and they apply to your 
applicable daily and annual harvest limits for that species. For 
streams with steelhead, once your daily or annual limit of steelhead is 
harvested, you may no longer fish with bait for any species.
    (v) In the Situk River, each subsistence salmon fishing permit 
holder shall attend his or her gillnet at all times when it is being 
used to take salmon.
    (vi) You may block up to two-thirds of a stream with a gillnet or 
seine used for subsistence fishing.
    (vii) You must immediately remove both lobes of the caudal (tail) 
fin from subsistence-caught salmon when taken.
    (viii) You may not possess subsistence-taken and sport-taken salmon 
on the same day.
    (ix) You must possess a subsistence fishing permit to take Dolly 
Varden. The daily harvest and possession limit is 10 Dolly Varden of 
any size.
    (13) Southeastern Alaska Area. The Southeastern Alaska Area 
includes all waters between a line projecting southwest from the 
westernmost tip of Cape Fairweather and Dixon Entrance.
    (i) Unless restricted in this section or under the terms of a 
subsistence fishing permit, you may take fish other than salmon, trout, 
grayling, and char in the Southeastern Alaska Area at any time.
    (ii) You must possess a subsistence fishing permit to take salmon, 
trout, grayling, or char. You must possess a subsistence fishing permit 
to take eulachon from any freshwater stream flowing into fishing 
Sections 1C or 1D.
    (iii) In the Southeastern Alaska Area, a rainbow trout is defined 
as a fish of the species Oncorhyncus mykiss less than 22 inches in 
overall length. A steelhead is defined as a rainbow trout with an 
overall length of 22 inches or larger.
    (iv) In areas where use of rod and reel is allowed, you may use 
artificial fly, lure, or bait when fishing with rod and reel, unless 
restricted by Federal permit. If you use bait, you must retain all 
Federally regulated fish species caught, and they apply to your 
applicable daily, seasonal, and annual harvest limits for that species.
    (A) For streams with steelhead, once your daily, seasonal, or 
annual limit of steelhead is harvested, you may no longer fish with 
bait for any species.
    (B) Unless otherwise specified in this paragraph (e)(13) of this 
section, allowable gear for salmon or steelhead is restricted to gaffs, 
spears, gillnets, seines, dip nets, cast nets, handlines, or rod and 
reel.
    (v) Unless otherwise specified in this paragraph (e)(13) of this 
section, you may use a handline for snagging salmon or steelhead.
    (vi) You may fish with a rod and reel within 300 feet of a fish 
ladder unless the site is otherwise posted by the USDA Forest Service. 
You may not fish from, on, or in a fish ladder.
    (vii) You may not accumulate Federal subsistence harvest limits 
authorized for the Southeastern Alaska Area with any harvest limits 
authorized under any State of Alaska fishery with the following 
exception: Annual or seasonal Federal subsistence harvest limits may be 
accumulated with State sport fishing harvest limits provided that 
accumulation of harvest limits does not occur during the same day.
    (viii) If you take salmon, trout, or char incidentally with gear 
operated under terms of a subsistence permit for other salmon, they may 
be kept for subsistence purposes. You must report any salmon, trout, or 
char taken in this manner on your subsistence fishing permit.
    (ix) No permits for the use of nets will be issued for the salmon 
streams flowing across or adjacent to the road systems within the city 
limits of Petersburg, Wrangell, and Sitka.
    (x) You must immediately remove both lobes of the caudal (tail) fin 
of subsistence-caught salmon when taken.
    (xi) You may not possess subsistence-taken and sport-taken fish of 
a given species on the same day.
    (xii) If a harvest limit is not otherwise listed for sockeye in 
paragraph (e)(13) of this section, the harvest limit for sockeye salmon 
is the same as provided for in adjacent State subsistence or personal 
use fisheries. If a harvest limit is not established for the State 
subsistence or personal use fisheries, the possession limit is 10 
sockeye and the annual harvest limit is 20 sockeye per household for 
that stream.
    (xiii) The Sarkar River system above the bridge is closed to the 
use of all nets by both Federally qualified and non-Federally qualified 
users.
    (xiv) You may take Chinook, sockeye, and coho salmon in the 
mainstem of the Stikine River only under the authority of a Federal 
subsistence fishing permit. Each Stikine River permit will be issued to 
a household. Only dip nets, spears, gaffs, rod and reel, beach seine, 
or gillnets not exceeding 15 fathoms in length may be used. The maximum 
gillnet mesh size is 5\1/2\; inches, except during the Chinook season 
when the maximum gillnet mesh size is 8 inches.
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annual limit is 5 Chinook salmon per household.
    (B) You may take sockeye salmon from June 21 through July 31. The 
annual limit is 40 sockeye salmon per household.
    (C) You may take coho salmon from August 1 through October 1. The 
annual limit is 20 coho salmon per household.
    (D) You may retain other salmon taken incidentally by gear operated 
under terms of this permit. The incidentally taken salmon must be 
reported on your permit calendar.
    (E) The total annual guideline harvest level for the Stikine River 
fishery is 125 Chinook, 600 sockeye, and 400 coho salmon. All salmon 
harvested, including incidentally taken salmon, will count against the 
guideline for that species.
    (xv) You may take coho salmon with a Federal salmon fishing permit. 
There is no closed season. The daily harvest limit is 20 coho salmon 
per household. Only dip nets, spears, gaffs, handlines, and rod and 
reel may be used. There are specific rules to harvest any salmon on the 
Stikine River, and you must have a separate Stikine River subsistence 
salmon fishing permit to take salmon on the Stikine River.
    (xvi) Unless noted on a Federal subsistence harvest permit, there 
are no harvest limits for pink or chum salmon.
    (xvii) Unless otherwise specified in paragraph (e)(13) of this 
section, you may take steelhead under the terms of a subsistence 
fishing permit. The open season is January 1 through May 31. The daily 
household harvest and possession limit is one with an annual household 
limit of two. You may only use a dip net, gaff, handline, spear, or rod 
and reel. The permit conditions and systems to receive special 
protection will be determined by the local Federal fisheries manager in 
consultation with ADF&G.
    (xviii) You may take steelhead trout on Prince of Wales and 
Kosciusko Islands under the terms of Federal subsistence fishing 
permits. You must obtain a separate permit for the winter and spring 
seasons.
    (A) The winter season is December 1 through the last day of 
February, with a harvest limit of two fish per household. You may use 
only a dip net, handline, spear, or rod and reel. The winter season may 
be closed when the harvest level cap of 100 steelhead for the Prince of 
Wales/Kosciusko Islands has been reached. You must return your winter 
season permit within 15 days of the close of the season and before 
receiving another permit for a Prince of Wales/Kosciusko steelhead 
subsistence fishery. The permit conditions and systems to receive 
special protection will be determined by the local Federal fisheries 
manager in consultation with ADF&G.
    (B) The spring season is March 1 through May 31, with a harvest 
limit of five fish per household. You may use only a dip net, handline, 
spear, or rod and reel. The spring season may be closed prior to May 31 
if the harvest quota of 600 fish minus the number of steelhead 
harvested in the winter subsistence steelhead fishery is reached. You 
must return your spring season permit within 15 days of the close of 
the season and before receiving another permit for a Prince of Wales/
Kosciusko steelhead subsistence fishery. The permit conditions and 
systems to receive special protection will be determined by the local 
Federal fisheries manager in consultation with ADF&G.
    (xix) In addition to the requirement for a Federal subsistence 
fishing permit, the following restrictions for the harvest of Dolly 
Varden, brook trout, grayling, cutthroat, and rainbow trout apply:
    (A) The daily household harvest and possession limit is 20 Dolly 
Varden; there is no closed season or size limit;
    (B) The daily household harvest and possession limit is 20 brook 
trout; there is no closed season or size limit;
    (C) The daily household harvest and possession limit is 20 
grayling; there is no closed season or size limit;
    (D) The daily household harvest limit is 6 and the household 
possession limit is 12 cutthroat or rainbow trout in combination; there 
is no closed season or size limit;
    (E) You may only use a rod and reel;
    (F) The permit conditions and systems to receive special protection 
will be determined by the local Federal fisheries manager in 
consultation with ADF&G.
    (xx) There is no subsistence fishery for any salmon on the Taku 
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5. In subpart D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100, Sec.  ------.28 
is added to read as follows:


Sec.  ------.28  Subsistence taking of shellfish.

    (a) Covered species.
    (1) Regulations in this section apply to subsistence taking of 
Dungeness crab, king crab, Tanner crab, shrimp, clams, abalone, and 
other shellfish or their parts.
    (2) You may take shellfish for subsistence uses at any time in any 
area of the public lands by any method unless restricted by this 
section.
    (b) Methods, means, and general restrictions.
    (1) The harvest limit specified in this section for a subsistence 
season for a species and the State harvest limit set for a State season 
for the same species are not cumulative. This means that if you have 
taken the harvest limit for a particular species under a subsistence 
season specified in this section, you may not, after that, take any 
additional shellfish of that species under any other harvest limit 
specified for a State season.
    (2) Unless otherwise provided in this section or under terms of a 
required subsistence fishing permit (as may be modified by this 
section), you may use the following legal types of gear to take 
shellfish:
    (i) Abalone iron;
    (ii) Diving gear;
    (iii) A grappling hook;
    (iv) A handline;
    (v) A hydraulic clam digger;
    (vi) A mechanical clam digger;
    (vii) A pot;
    (viii) A ring net;
    (ix) A scallop dredge;
    (x) A sea urchin rake;
    (xi) A shovel; and
    (xii) A trawl.
    (3) You are prohibited from buying or selling subsistence-taken 
shellfish, their parts, or their eggs, unless otherwise specified.
    (4) You may not use explosives and chemicals, except that you may 
use chemical baits or lures to attract shellfish.
    (5) Marking requirements for subsistence shellfish gear are as 
follows:
    (i) You must plainly and legibly inscribe your first initial, last 
name, and address on a keg or buoy attached to unattended subsistence 
fishing gear, except when fishing through the ice, when you may 
substitute for the keg or buoy a stake inscribed with your first 
initial, last name, and address inserted in the ice near the hole; 
subsistence fishing gear may not display a permanent ADF&G vessel 
license number;
    (ii) Kegs or buoys attached to subsistence crab pots also must be 
inscribed with the name or United States Coast Guard number of the 
vessel used to operate the pots.
    (6) Pots used for subsistence fishing must comply with the escape 
mechanism requirements found in Sec.  100.27(b)(2).
    (7) You may not mutilate or otherwise disfigure a crab in any 
manner which would prevent determination of the minimum size 
restrictions until the crab has been processed or prepared for 
consumption.
    (c) Taking shellfish by designated harvest permit.
    (1) Any species of shellfish that may be taken by subsistence 
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this part may be taken under a designated harvest permit.
    (2) If you are a Federally-qualified subsistence user 
(beneficiary), you may designate another Federally-qualified 
subsistence user to take shellfish on your behalf. The designated 
fisherman must obtain a designated harvest permit prior to attempting 
to harvest shellfish and must return a completed harvest report. The 
designated fisherman may harvest for any number of beneficiaries but 
may have no more than two harvest limits in his/her possession at any 
one time.
    (3) The designated fisherman must have in possession a valid 
designated harvest permit when taking, attempting to take, or 
transporting shellfish taken under this section, on behalf of a 
beneficiary.
    (4) You may not fish with more than one legal limit of gear as 
established by this section.
    (5) You may not designate more than one person to take or attempt 
to take shellfish on your behalf at one time. You may not personally 
take or attempt to take shellfish at the same time that a designated 
fisherman is taking or attempting to take shellfish on your behalf.
    (d) Permit requirements. If a subsistence shellfish permit is 
required by this section, the following conditions apply unless 
otherwise specified by the subsistence regulations in this section:
    (1) You may not take shellfish for subsistence in excess of the 
limits set out in the permit unless a different limit is specified in 
this section.
    (2) You must obtain a permit prior to subsistence fishing.
    (3) You must have the permit in your possession and readily 
available for inspection while taking or transporting the species for 
which the permit is issued.
    (4) The permit may designate the species and numbers of shellfish 
to be harvested, time and area of fishing, the type and amount of 
fishing gear and other conditions necessary for management or 
conservation purposes.
    (5) If specified on the permit, you must keep accurate daily 
records of the catch involved, showing the number of shellfish taken by 
species, location and date of the catch, and such other information as 
may be required for management or conservation purposes.
    (6) You must complete and submit subsistence fishing reports at the 
time specified for each particular area and fishery.
    (7) If the return of catch information necessary for management and 
conservation purposes is required by a subsistence fishing permit and 
you fail to comply with such reporting requirements, you are ineligible 
to receive a subsistence permit for that activity during the following 
calendar year, unless you demonstrate that failure to report was due to 
loss in the mail, accident, sickness, or other unavoidable 
circumstances.
    (e) Subsistence take by commercial vessels. No fishing vessel which 
is commercially licensed and registered for shrimp pot, shrimp trawl, 
king crab, Tanner crab, or Dungeness crab fishing may be used for 
subsistence take during the period starting 14 days before an opening 
and ending 14 days after the closure of a respective open season in the 
area or areas for which the vessel is registered. However, if you are a 
commercial fisherman, you may retain shellfish for your own use from 
your lawfully taken commercial catch.
    (f) Size restrictions. You may not take or possess shellfish 
smaller than the minimum legal size limits.
    (g) Unlawful possession of subsistence shellfish. You may not 
possess, transport, give, receive, or barter shellfish or their parts 
taken in violation of Federal or State regulations.
    (h) Charter and related operations.
    (1) An owner, operator, or employee of a lodge, charter vessel, or 
other enterprise that furnishes food, lodging, or guide services may 
not furnish to a client or guest of that enterprise, shellfish that has 
been taken under this section, unless:
    (i) The shellfish has been taken with gear deployed and retrieved 
by the client or guest who is a Federally qualified subsistence user;
    (ii) The gear has been marked with the client's or guest's name and 
address; and
    (iii) The shellfish is to be consumed by the client or guest or is 
consumed in the presence of the client or guest.
    (2) The captain and crewmembers of a charter vessel may not deploy, 
set, or retrieve their own gear in a subsistence shellfish fishery when 
that vessel is being chartered.
    (i) Subsistence shellfish areas and pertinent restrictions.
    (1) Southeastern Alaska--Yakutat Area. No marine waters are 
currently identified under Federal subsistence management jurisdiction, 
except the marine waters occurring in the vicinity of Makhnati Island 
as described in Sec.  ----.3(b)(5) of these regulations.
    (2) Prince William Sound Area. No marine waters are currently 
identified under Federal subsistence management jurisdiction.
    (3) Cook Inlet Area.
    (i) You may take shellfish for subsistence purposes only as allowed 
in paragraph (i)(3) of this section.
    (ii) You may not take king crab, Dungeness crab, or shrimp for 
subsistence purposes.
    (iii) In the subsistence taking of Tanner crab:
    (A) Male Tanner crab may be taken only from July 15 through March 
15;
    (B) The daily harvest and possession limit is 5 male Tanner crabs;
    (C) Only male Tanner crabs 5\1/2\; inches or greater in width of 
shell may be taken or possessed;
    (D) No more than two pots per person, regardless of type, with a 
maximum of two pots per vessel, regardless of type, may be used to take 
Tanner crab.
    (iv) In the subsistence taking of clams:
    (A) The daily harvest and possession limit for littleneck clams is 
1,000 and the minimum size is 1.5 inches in length;
    (B) The daily harvest and possession limit for butter clams is 700 
and the minimum size is 2.5 inches in length.
    (v) Other than as specified in this section, there are no harvest, 
possession, or size limits for other shellfish, and the season is open 
all year.
    (4) Kodiak Area.
    (i) You may take crab for subsistence purposes only under the 
authority of a subsistence crab fishing permit issued by the ADF&G.
    (ii) The operator of a commercially licensed and registered shrimp 
fishing vessel must obtain a subsistence fishing permit from the ADF&G 
before subsistence shrimp fishing during a State closed commercial 
shrimp fishing season or within a closed commercial shrimp fishing 
district, section, or subsection. The permit must specify the area and 
the date the vessel operator intends to fish. No more than 500 pounds 
(227 kg) of shrimp may be in possession aboard the vessel.
    (iii) The daily harvest and possession limit is 12 male Dungeness 
crabs per person; only male Dungeness crabs with a shell width of 6\1/
2\ inches or greater may be taken or possessed. Taking of Dungeness 
crab is prohibited in water 25 fathoms or more in depth during the 14 
days immediately before the State opening of a commercial king or 
Tanner crab fishing season in the location.
    (iv) In the subsistence taking of king crab:
    (A) The annual limit is three crabs per household; only male king 
crab with shell width of 7 inches or greater may be taken or possessed.
    (B) All crab pots used for subsistence fishing and left in 
saltwater unattended longer than a 2-week period must have all bait and 
bait containers removed and all doors secured fully open.

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    (C) You may only use one crab pot, which may be of any size, to 
take king crab.
    (D) You may take king crab only from June 1 through January 31, 
except that the subsistence taking of king crab is prohibited in waters 
25 fathoms or greater in depth during the period 14 days before and 14 
days after State open commercial fishing seasons for red king crab, 
blue king crab, or Tanner crab in the location.
    (E) The waters of the Pacific Ocean enclosed by the boundaries of 
Womens Bay, Gibson Cove, and an area defined by a line \1/2\ mile on 
either side of the mouth of the Karluk River, and extending seaward 
3,000 feet, and all waters within 1,500 feet seaward of the shoreline 
of Afognak Island are closed to the harvest of king crab except by 
Federally qualified subsistence users.
    (v) In the subsistence taking of Tanner crab:
    (A) You may not use more than five crab pots to take Tanner crab.
    (B) You may not take Tanner crab in waters 25 fathoms or greater in 
depth during the 14 days immediately before the opening of a State 
commercial king or Tanner crab fishing season in the location.
    (C) The daily harvest and possession limit per person is 12 male 
crabs with a shell width 5\1/2\ inches or greater.
    (5) Alaska Peninsula--Aleutian Islands Area.
    (i) The operator of a commercially licensed and registered shrimp 
fishing vessel must obtain a subsistence fishing permit from the ADF&G 
prior to subsistence shrimp fishing during a closed State commercial 
shrimp fishing season or within a closed commercial shrimp fishing 
district, section, or subsection; the permit must specify the area and 
the date the vessel operator intends to fish; no more than 500 pounds 
(227 kg) of shrimp may be in possession aboard the vessel.
    (ii) The daily harvest and possession limit is 12 male Dungeness 
crabs per person; only crabs with a shell width of 5\1/2\ inches or 
greater may be taken or possessed.
    (iii) In the subsistence taking of king crab:
    (A) The daily harvest and possession limit is six male crabs per 
person; only crabs with a shell width of 6\1/2\ inches or greater may 
be taken or possessed;
    (B) All crab pots used for subsistence fishing and left in 
saltwater unattended longer than a 2-week period must have all bait and 
bait containers removed and all doors secured fully open;
    (C) You may take crabs only from June 1 through January 31.
    (iv) The daily harvest and possession limit is 12 male Tanner crabs 
per person; only crabs with a shell width of 5\1/2\ inches or greater 
may be taken or possessed.
    (6) Bering Sea Area.
    (i) In that portion of the area north of the latitude of Cape 
Newenham, shellfish may only be taken by shovel, jigging gear, pots, 
and ring net.
    (ii) The operator of a commercially licensed and registered shrimp 
fishing vessel must obtain a subsistence fishing permit from the ADF&G 
prior to subsistence shrimp fishing during a closed commercial shrimp 
fishing season or within a closed commercial shrimp fishing district, 
section, or subsection; the permit must specify the area and the date 
the vessel operator intends to fish; no more than 500 pounds (227 kg) 
of shrimp may be in possession aboard the vessel.
    (iii) In waters south of 60[deg] North latitude, the daily harvest 
and possession limit is 12 male Dungeness crabs per person.
    (iv) In the subsistence taking of king crab:
    (A) In waters south of 60[deg] North latitude, the daily harvest 
and possession limit is six male crabs per person.
    (B) All crab pots used for subsistence fishing and left in 
saltwater unattended longer than a 2-week period must have all bait and 
bait containers removed and all doors secured fully open.
    (C) In waters south of 60[deg] North latitude, you may take crab 
only from June 1 through January 31.
    (D) In the Norton Sound Section of the Northern District, you must 
have a subsistence permit.
    (v) In waters south of 60[deg] North latitude, the daily harvest 
and possession limit is 12 male Tanner crabs.

    Dated: February 15, 2011.
Peter J. Probasco,
Acting Chair, Federal Subsistence Board.
    Dated: February 11, 2011.
Steve Kessler,
Subsistence Program Leader, USDA--Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-5174 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-11-P; 4310-55-P