Thursday, September 15, 2011

Herring fisherman nets $3,000 fine after guilty plea

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Update — commercial fish closed season
On 9/8/11 Nicholas Johanson, 61, of Seattle, pled guilty to one count of commercial fishing in closed waters in Southeast Alaska. Johanson was charged on 4/7/11 during the 2011 Sitka herring sac roe fishery. He was fined $6,000 with $3,000 suspended. Johanson also was placed on probation for two years, not to commit any commercial fishing violations during this period.

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