Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bering Sea crabber cited for gear violation

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Bristol Bay
Type: Gear violation
On 11/18/09 Dutch Harbor Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Joshua Edward Songstad, 33, of Arlington, Wash., for commercial red king crab fishing with a pot that did not contain a biodegradable escape mechanism that was at least 18 inches in length on the side panel of his king crab pot. Arraignment is scheduled for 1310 hours on 12/2/09 in the Unalaska District Court.

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