Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lack of halibut permit costs Metlakatla man $3K

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Update — no commercial halibut permit
On 6/28/11 Jay Beal, 32, of Metlakatla, pled no contest to fishing for halibut in Alaska state waters without a Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission permit. Beal was fined $3,000 and placed on probation for two years. Beal originally was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, after he was contacted in June commercial fishing outside Annette Island waters.

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