HB 489: "An Act relating to the transponders on commercial fishing vessels; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 489 01 "An Act relating to the transponders on commercial fishing vessels; and providing 02 for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 16.05 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 16.05.535. Transponder required. (a) A person may not use, employ, 06 or operate a vessel in a commercial fishery unless the vessel is equipped with a 07 transponder and the transponder is operating while the vessel is engaged in commercial 08 fishing. In this subsection, 09 (1) "overall length" means the straight line length between the 10 extremities of the vessel excluding anchor rollers; 11 (2) "vessel" means a vessel that has an overall length of more than 25 12 feet and that is licensed under AS 16.05.490 to engage in commercial fishing. 13 (b) The Board of Fisheries may adopt regulations that the board finds helpful 14 to implement this section.