Monday, September 21, 2009

Fisherman charged with excess ling cod bycatch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Seward
Type: Exceed maximum bycatch
On 9/20/09 Vonifanti I. Basargin, 58 yoa, of Nikolaevsk, operator and permit holder on the F/V Eleon, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, for possessing 67.9 percent of bycatch (ling cod) in a directed groundfish fishery when the limit is 20 percent. Proceeds from the sale of the excess fish were seized by the state. Arraignment was set in the Seward District Court on 9/29/09.

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