Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sleep costs Copper River fisherman his net

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Cordova — Copper River Flats
Type: Gillnet operations violation
On 08-18-09, at approximately 1300 hours, David J. Totemoff Jr., age 42, of Anchorage, contacted Alaska Wildlife Troopers from Cordova Post to report that he had lost his drift gillnet while fishing in the Copper River Flats area. Investigation revealed that Totemoff had set his net and went to sleep for approximately 7 hours. When he awoke he discovered that his net had separated from his vessel and was missing. Totemoff was charged for not personally supervising the immediate operation of his gillnet and was summoned to appear in Cordova district court for arraignment on 11-25-09.

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