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UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 22 EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-22-15

July 17th, 2015

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 22 opens set gillnetting in the Kasilof River Special Harvest Area (KRSHA) from 5:00 a.m. on Friday, July 17 until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015. This announcement also opens drift gillnetting in the KRSHA from 5:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015 and from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

The riverside closed area is a straight line drawn between the two commercial markers located in the river terminus. The offshore limit of this area is bounded by the following four points: 1) 60° 22.590’ N. lat., 151° 20.793’ W. long; 2) 60° 23.832’ N. lat., 151° 21.703’ W. long; 3) 60° 24.130’ N. lat., 151° 21.335’ W. long; 4) 60° 24.130’ N. lat.; 151° 17.720’ W. long (Figure 1). Specifics of this plan are on pages 23-24 of the current regulation book.

The boundary between those waters open to set gillnetting and drift gillnetting is bounded by the following four points: 5) 60° 22.770’ N. lat., 151° 20.930’ W. long; 6) 60° 23.230’ N. lat., 151° 19.310’ W. long; 7) 60° 23.560’ N. lat., 151° 18.170’ W. long; and 8) 60° 24.130’ N. lat. 151° 18.120’ W. long.

During the fishing period in the KRSHA, the navigation channel is closed to all commercial fishing with set gillnet gear including nets and anchor lines. The outside terminal area boundaries are approximately 600 feet south of the normal commercial regulatory marker located one mile north of the Kasilof River to 600 feet north of the normal commercial regulatory marker located one mile south of the Kasilof River.

Any fish caught in the KRSHA should be delivered on a separate fish ticket using statistical area 244-25 for set gillnet and 244-26 for drift gillnet.

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