Monday, November 28, 2011

Juneau gillnetter fined, forfeits fish worth $3,800

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Update — commercial fish closed period
On 11/23/11 Ryan C. Gullufsen, 37, of Juneau, entered a guilty plea to two counts of operating a commercial gillnet during a closed period south of Juneau. A third count of commercial fishing during a closed period was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Gullufsen was fined a total of $24,000 with $20,000 suspended and placed on probation for two years. In addition, he was ordered to forfeit just over $3,800 worth of illegally retained fish. The charges stemmed from a patrol near the Point Bishop commercial fishing regulatory marker. Gullufsen, on board his boat the F/V Seniavin Sun, was videotaped drifting over the line into closed waters on three separate occasions within a three-hour period.

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