Friday, November 20, 2009

Craig shrimper nets $1,500 fine for gear violations

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Klawock
Type: Conviction — shrimping violations
On 11/18/09 Ronald Durgan, age 20, of Craig, pled no contest in Craig District Court to the commercial fishing charges of operating shellfish pots with no biodegradable escape mechanisms and failing to attach buoys to both ends of more than five longlined shrimp pots. Durgan was sentenced to a fine of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

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