Fall Chinook salmon that have been hard frozen and vacuum-sealed or glazed, or that have been smoked, processed, and packaged, may be sold pursuant to this section to a non-Tribal buyer, within or outside the Reservation, in accordance with the following provisions:
(a) Value Added Permit. A fisher with a commercial license may obtain a value added permit authorizing the holding and later sale of commercial fish to non-Tribal members. In order the receive a value added permit, the following requirements must be met:
(1) A value added permit may only be issued to an eligible fisher with a commercial license.
(2) The fisher seeking the value added permit for fish from the estuary must transport the commercial fish by boat to Requa and present the fish to Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program staff for inspection at a checkpoint established for such purposes. The fisher seeking the value added permit for fish from the Upper or Middle Klamath for smoking must clip the fish and may then transport the fish by land to the appropriate checkpoint for inspection.
(3) Any fish that Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program staff determines does not meet Value Added Fishery requirements shall be clipped immediately and shall not be eligible for a value added permit.
(b) Use Fee. A use fee may be charged at the time the FOM permit is issued as specified by an adjustment. The amount of the total use fee shall be noted on the value added permit. A receipt will be issued for the use fee.
(c) Expiration of Value Added Permit. A value added permit shall expire October 1st of the following year unless an earlier day is specified.
(d) Smoked Fish. Value added smoked fish must be smoked, processed, and vacuumsealed by April 15th following the date of issuance. Smoked fish may be caught in the estuary, Middle, or Upper Klamath management areas pursuant to YTC 17.25.040.
(e) Frozen Fish. Value added frozen fish must be hard frozen and vacuum-sealed or glazed by April 15th following the date of issuance. Fish to be frozen pursuant to this subsection must be caught in the estuary pursuant to YTC 17.25.040. Frozen fish must be kept hard frozen until sold.