Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sitka salmon troller fined after guilty plea

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka, Silver Bay
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 9/7/11 Victor Littlefield pled guilty to one count of commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, ordered to pay $724.80 in restitution to the state, and placed on probation for one year. On 6/24/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, observed Littlefield, 38, of Sitka, take king salmon in closed waters of Bear Cove while operating commercial hand troll gear.

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