Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gillnetter nets $3,000 fine, forfeits value of catch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Update — commercial fish closed period
On 7/21/11 Ronald L. Martin, 69, of Haines, pled no contest in Juneau District Court to one count of commercial fishing during a closed period. Martin was fined $5,000 with $2,000 suspended and ordered to forfeit the $1,400 value of the illegally taken fish. Martin was placed on probation for two years. The case originated when Juneau Wildlife Troopers contacted Martin fishing during a closed period near Point Bridget north of Juneau.

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