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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 16. Fish and Game
- Chapter 10. Fisheries and Fishing Regulations
- Section 173. Utilization of Commercially Taken Herring.
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AS 16.10.173. Utilization of Commercially Taken Herring.
- (a) A person may not waste or cause to be wasted any commercially taken herring.
- (b) The Board of Fisheries may adopt regulations under AS 44.62
(Administrative Procedure Act) it considers necessary for implementation of this section. The board may delegate its
authority under this section to the commissioner.
- (c) The provisions of this section do not apply to herring taken commercially in the Bering Sea (including appurtenant
bays, sounds, estuaries, and water of the state) north of 56 North Latitude, until January 1, 1979.
- (d) In this section,
- (1) "flesh" means all muscular body tissue surrounding the bony skeleton of the herring;
- (2) "person" has the meaning given in AS 01.10.060
and also includes a joint venture;
- (3) "waste" means the failure to use the flesh of commercially taken herring for reduction to meal, production of fish
food, human consumption, food for domestic animals, scientific or educational purposes, or round herring bait. Normal,
inadvertent loss of flesh associated with the uses described in this subsection that cannot be prevented by practical
means does not constitute waste. The commissioner may authorize other uses of commercially taken herring consistent
with the intent of this section and AS 16.10.172
upon receipt of a request accompanied by a detailed justification.
- (e) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
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