A question came up the other day about personal use fisheries and I thought I would post it here.
The regs say:
A non-resident can not participate in a personal use fishery, they cannot fish, handle the fish, or the gear.
At the same time, fish caught under a personal use permit can only be consumed by permit holder and members of his/her immediate family.
If a member of your family is a non-resident, can they consume the fish caught under a personal use permit (I suppose that would be awkward at dinner...fish us, hotdogs for you)? Can they be listed on your permit as members of your household and therefore increase your legal harvest limit from 15 to 30?
I don't know how a family member could be a non-resident, but maybe a step-son or daughter, mail order bride, your mom/dad/brother/sister moves up from lower 48 and moves in under your care?
You have to live in the state for a year (among a few other things) to qualify for a resident fishing license. Do you have to meet the same qualifications to be listed as a household member on a personal use permit?