Friday, December 30, 2011

Homer troopers make another octopus case

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Palmer
Type: Commercial fish closed season
On 12/28/11 Todd J. Hopkins, 39, of Palmer, was cited by Homer Wildlife Troopers for unlawfully retaining commercially caught octopus during a closed season. The incident occurred in May in Cook Inlet. Hopkins was given an arraignment date of 1/17/12 in Homer District Court.


  1. How much Octo. are these guys getting busted with? It's pretty much bait....(not like there is big cash involved) and I am sure a trawler picks up way more in a day...and who reads the Octo. regs anyway? Most likely just a misunderstanding.

  2. Problem with Octopus is that it is technically overfished by NMFS standards. Mark my words, bycatch will be a big deal.