Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fishing vessel seized at Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: King Salmon
Type: Vessel seizure
On 7/22/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Bristol Bay located the commercial fishing vessel Sokol with a net deployed over 4 miles from legal fishing waters, up the Kvichak River. Pursuant to a search and seizure warrant, the vessel was seized and pulled out of the water. The operator of the vessel was identified as David F. Martushev, 22, of Homer. Investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Three king salmon trollers cited at Sitka

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized king salmon
On 7/3/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Douglas M. Sutton, 56, of Sitka, during a commercial salmon troll offload. Investigation showed Sutton possessed four king salmon less than 28 inches in length onboard the F/V Lady Jillian. Sutton was cited for retaining undersized king salmon.

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized king salmon
On 7/3/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Richard C. Urias, 33, of Sitka, during a commercial salmon troll offload. Investigation showed Urias possessed two king salmon less than 28 inches in length onboard the F/V Valid. Urias was cited for retaining undersized king salmon.

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized king salmon
On 7/3/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Matthew J. Konoske, 51, of Sitka, during a commercial salmon troll offload. Investigation showed Konoske possessed a king salmon less than 28 inches in length onboard the F/V Infinity. Konoske was cited for retaining an undersized king salmon.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Slew of fishermen charged at Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/3/16 Eric J. Marxmiller, 37, of San Francisco, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/28/16 Martin San-Martin, 51, of Shoreline, Wash., was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters 400 feet west of the western boundary of the Egegik District.

Location: Naknek-Kvichak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/16 John Harvath, 54, of Anchorage, was cited for negligently commercial fishing from the vessel Callie Ann 28 minutes and 37 seconds after the closure of the fishing period.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/16 Lowell Stambaugh, 67, of Naselle, Wash., was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters 120 feet west of the west boundary line of the Ugashik District.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/30/16 Forest Newell, 29, of Bellingham, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/27/16 Timothy Jenkins, 59, of Manokotak, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Togiak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/29/16 Joey Samuel Pavian, 26, of Togiak, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Ekuk
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/1/16 James E. Miner II, 30, of Anchorage, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/30/16 Mariah G. Lopez, 24, of Dillingham, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/23/16 Isidro Moreno, 38, of Grants Pass, Ore., was cited for commercial fishing in closed waters.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/27/16 Martin Mulholland, 63, of Blaine, Wash., and Kyle Ridley, 22, of Edmonds, Wash., were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Theft, May 17 — Officers received a theft report from a local container company that 14 boxes of crab turned up missing when a container arrived in Seattle.

Found property, May 22 — Walk-in explained that he had found a stash of whale bones in a very unusual place. Subject was directed to speak with Alaska Wildlife Troopers and National Marine Fisheries Service law enforcement officers.

Welfare check, May 29 — Caller was concerned for her little brother who had been fired from a local processing plant. The officer was able to alleviate her fears.

Two trollers cited at Sitka

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/26/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Thomas D. Young, 45, of Sitka, hand trolling in the Redoubt Bay spring troll area, near Cape Burunof, while the area was closed to commercial fishing. Young was cited for commercial trolling in a closed period.

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/26/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jorge J. Goryn, 30, of Haines, power trolling in the Redoubt Bay spring troll area, near Peisar Island, while the area was closed to commercial fishing. Goryn was cited for commercial trolling in a closed period.

Two accused of fishing illegally in Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/27/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Brian T. Garmon, 56, of Corvallis, Ore., and Matthew W. Pawuk, 39, of Petersburg, for commercial fishing aboard the F/V N11 during a closed period.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bristol Bay drifters cited over unmarked buoys

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Nushagak
Type: Failure to mark buoy
On 6/24/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Harold Samuelsen Jr., 65, and a 17-year-old juvenile, both from Dillingham and both permit holders aboard the F/V Robyn Darleen, for failing to mark their driftnet buoy with the required Alaska Department of Fish and Game number. Arraignment set for 7/11/16 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Failure to mark buoy
On 6/23/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Alexander R. Smith, 25, of Dillingham, for failing to mark his driftnet buoy with his Alaska Department of Fish and Game number as required. Arraignment set for 7/11/16 in Dillingham District Court.