Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Seine boat was too long, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Hoonah
Type: Vessel length
On 8/7/17 Douglas W. Chaney, 61, of Lakewood, Wash., was cited for operating a commercial salmon seine vessel that was longer than 58 feet in overall length. He was given an arraignment date of 8/24/17 in Juneau District Court.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bristol Bay setnetters charged with salmon waste

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Egegik District
Type: Waste of salmon
On 7/4/17 permit holder Cienna Underwood, 11, of Anchorage; Tristan Williams, 18, of Everett, Wash.; and Maxwell Archer, 19, of Edmonds, Wash., were cited for wasting salmon by failing to remove about 1,000 pounds of salmon from a setnet and leaving them on the beach. Troopers inspected the salmon and determined the fish were unfit for use.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Two Bristol Bay fishermen cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Nushagak Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/2/17 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Barry D. Northcutt, 63, of Mount Vernon, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters.

Location: Nushagak Bay
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/30/17 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Joshua Clayton Curry, 28, of Galveston, Texas, for commercial fishing in closed waters.

Numerous fishermen cited in Prince William Sound

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Michael Kompkoff, 40, of Anchorage, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict, near Esther Island, northwest Prince William Sound.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Alimpi Reutov, 29, of Wasilla, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Fred Reutov, 44, of Oregon, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/27/17 Seth Balint, 24, of Cordova, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Esther subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/27/17 Anthony Barnes, 38, of Cordova, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Esther subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Anchored drift gillnet
On 6/27/17 Keith Edens, 27, of Redding, Calif., was cited for commercial fishing a drift gillnet that was anchored to the beach in the Esther subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/27/17 John Butler, 70, of Cordova, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Peter Kasachev, 57, of Homer, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Victor Kuzmin, 32, of Homer, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Kyle Kain, 25, of Seward, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Petro Basargin, 33, of Homer, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict. Basargin also was cited for employing a crewmember who was not properly licensed.

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/17 Todd Hite, 35, of Cordova, was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters of the Granite Bay subdistrict. Todd also was cited for operating a power boat that was not registered.

Location: Eshamy District, Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/22/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Churchill cited James R. Teich, 54, of Chitina, for commercial fishing in closed waters on the F/V Jimmy T.

Location: Eshamy District, Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/22/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Churchill cited Andrew Eckley, 33, of Cordova, for commercial fishing in closed waters on the F/V Ketch Em.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bristol Bay processor hit with 14-count complaint

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Pilot Point
Type: Multiple violations
On 6/26/17 Incorp Services was served with a summons to appear in Naknek District Court. Incorp Services is the registered agent for Cape Greig, a fish buying and processing company that operates in Bristol Bay. A 14-count criminal complaint filed by Alaska Wildlife Troopers alleges that during the 2016 fishing season, Cape Greig failed to provide required information on fish tickets, entered false information on fish tickets, and purchased fish from a seller who did not hold a valid limited entry permit. Arraignment in the case is scheduled for July 12.

Prince William Sound drifter cited after stakeout

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Illegal gear operation
On 6/26/17 Evtropii Matveev was cited for operating a commercial salmon drift gillnet within 25 fathoms of a setnet in the Main Bay subdistrict. The case is a result of a stakeout operation conducted on 6/22/17 by the Valdez public safety technician.