Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sitka seiners fined, forfeit $6,500 worth of salmon

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 7/18/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, observed the F/V Wendy Anne operating commercial seine gear near False Island. The area was not open to commercial purse seining. Permit holder Todd M. Nevers and owner-operator Todd L. Bayne, both of Sitka, were cited for commercial fishing in closed waters, and 13,536 pounds of salmon were seized. On 7/26/11 both Nevers and Bayne pled no contest to commercial seining during a closed period. Nevers was fined $6,000 with $3,000 suspended, and he was placed on probation for two years. Bayne was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and placed on probation for one year. The illegally taken fish, valued at approximately $6,500, were forfeited to the state.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, July 19 — Complainant reported that one of his crew mates had not shown up to the airport with the rest of the crew. Individual was eventually located.

Welfare check, July 19 — Caller requested officers conduct a welfare check on a friend that called her in a drunken state late last night, reporting he was missing half of his nose and near high voltage wires. Contact with the individual resulted in the discovery that he had a rough night, but did not need medical attention.

Welfare check, July 21 — An out-of-town judge reported a plaintiff in a case threatened suicide and to kill an attorney in Anchorage, presumably not in that order. Officers contacted the individual who stated he had lost his temper and it would not happen again, as he had discovered how important it was to take his medication.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Troopers ticket five Cook Inlet salmon setnetters

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/16/11 while on routine helicopter patrol of the Cook Inlet commercial fishery, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed a setnet fishing after the period closed. Troopers contacted Robert V. Williams, 50, of Kasilof, and issued a summons to appear in court on 8/19/11.

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/16/11 while on routine helicopter patrol of the Cook Inlet commercial fishery, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed a setnet fishing after the period closed. Troopers contacted Steven J. Stassel, 49, of Anchorage, and issued a summons to appear in court on 8/19/11.

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/16/11 while on routine helicopter patrol of the Cook Inlet commercial fishery, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed a setnet fishing after the period closed. Troopers contacted Jeffrey P. Beaudoin, 60, of Kasilof, and issued a summons to appear in court on 8/19/11.

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/16/11 while on routine helicopter patrol of the Cook Inlet commercial fishery, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed a setnet fishing after the period closed. Troopers contacted Wayne U. Wong, 42, of Clam Gulch, and issued a summons to appear in court on 8/19/11.

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/16/11 while on routine helicopter patrol of the Cook Inlet commercial fishery, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed a setnet fishing after the period closed. Troopers contacted Nathanael B. Johnson, 31, of Pocatello, Idaho, and issued a summons to appear in court on 8/12/11.

Crew accused of fishing illegally, hiding boat ID

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters, hindering prosecution
On 7/17/11 at about 1536 hours, King Salmon Wildlife Troopers on aircraft patrol of the commercial fishery in the Naknek section observed a drift gillnet vessel fishing in closed waters. As troopers attempted to document its identity, two crewmen moved to the sides of the vessel and intentionally pulled up and positioned several bumper buoys to obstruct the vessel's Alaska Department of Fish and Game numbers from view. After some time, the boat was identified as the F/V Richie A. Troopers aboard the P/V Woldstad made contact with the vessel but were unable to board due to rough seas and ordered it to shore. At 1834 hours the F/V Richie A was contacted in Naknek and the skipper identified as Richard R. Aiello, 42, of Monterey, Calif. The crewmen who obstructed the investigation were identified as Manual L. Amorin, 39, also of Monterey, and Aiello's 16-year-old son. Aiello was issued mandatory court citations for commercial fishing in closed waters, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and commercial fishing with obscured ADF&G numbers. Amorin was cited into court on one count of hindering prosecution. The juvenile was not charged. Arraignment on all charges set for 7/21/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/19/11 James A. Parker, 56, of Everett, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters outside the Egegik District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/22/11 in Naknek District Court.

Gillnetter nets $3,000 fine, forfeits value of catch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Update — commercial fish closed period
On 7/21/11 Ronald L. Martin, 69, of Haines, pled no contest in Juneau District Court to one count of commercial fishing during a closed period. Martin was fined $5,000 with $2,000 suspended and ordered to forfeit the $1,400 value of the illegally taken fish. Martin was placed on probation for two years. The case originated when Juneau Wildlife Troopers contacted Martin fishing during a closed period near Point Bridget north of Juneau.

Boat escorted to port for lack of firefighting gear

From the U.S. Coast Guard:

July 21, 2011

Coast Guard terminates voyage of fishing vessel near St. Paul

KODIAK — The Coast Guard cutter Rush terminated the voyage of the 32-foot St. Paul-based commercial fishing vessel Nina Matrona II for a safety violation during a boarding Wednesday three miles northeast of St. Paul Island.

A boarding team found the vessel master operating without any firefighting equipment. The Coast Guard requires commercial fishing vessels between 26 feet and 40 feet to have two fire extinguishers.

The Nina Matrona II, a longliner, was fishing for halibut at the time of the boarding.

The Rush escorted the boat to St. Paul Island after the boarding was completed.

The crew of the Rush also boarded four other vessels in the vicinity of St. Paul Island.

The 378-foot Rush is a high-endurance cutter based out of Honolulu. It was launched in New Orleans in 1968 and is named after Richard Rush, a former treasury secretary.

Two commercial fishermen cited at Valdez

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Valdez
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/19/11 James Jensen Jr., 58, of Cordova, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for commercial fishing within 500 yards of a salmon stream in Port Valdez on 7/17/11. Arraignment scheduled for 9/22/11 in Valdez District Court.

Location: Valdez
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/17/11 Louis Beaudry, 83, of Idaho, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for commercial fishing within the closed waters of a salmon stream, in Anderson Bay. Arraignment scheduled for 8/25/11 in Valdez District Court.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assistance rendered, July 11 — Complainant came to Public Safety with a fellow crew member who was suffering from paranoia.

Ambulance request, July 11 — Caller requested EMS for a crew member who may be experiencing a heart attack aboard a fishing vessel.

Suspicious person, July 12 — Caller reported there was a guy acting crazy in the middle of Ballyhoo Road in front of the old Alaska Ship Supply.

Assault, July 13 — Caller reported he was having a disagreement with three to five men off the F/V Ocean Alaska at the Spit Dock which escalated in one of the men pulling a knife from his belt. Several subjects were contacted by officers, all of whom had varying descriptions of what had occurred. No charges were filed.

Animal, July 13 — Caller reported to Public Safety that several people were feeding the eagles on East Broadway, just across the street from Kelty Field. For that reason, the eagles were not moving out of the way of oncoming vehicles, impeding traffic by staying on the roadway and making it difficult for pedestrians to safely walk their dogs. Officer responded and cleared the area.

Suspicious activity, July 13 — A person who just came from Captains Bay Road reported a suspicious "red skiff" floating in the bay. Officers responded and determined an intoxicated individual had passed out in the skiff and went adrift. A friend responded to assist in another skiff. While crossing over to a second skiff the intoxicated individual fell into the water but was eventually pulled into the skiff by his friend.

Ambulance Request, July 13 — Officer requested EMS for a man who fell into the bay while attempting to get back onto shore.

Suspicious activity, July 13 — Caller reported hearing what seemed like a seal bomb or gunfire coming from the bay area. Officers investigated and were unable to locate persons in the area.

Drunken disturbance, July 16, 0149 hours — Individual called 911 and requested officer assistance at the Harbor View bar. Report that someone had thrown a bottle at the glass window near the dance floor. The window did not break but the bottle shattered upon impact.

Trespass, July 16, 0209 hours — On behalf of UniSea, the drunken individual who tried to play baseball with a bottle and hit the glass window was trespassed from all UniSea hospitality locations for three months.

Assault, July 16, 0254 hours — Caller reported several men fighting behind the UniSea Mall. No charges were filed.

Trespass, July 16, 0343 hours — On behalf of UniSea, individual female was trespassed from all UniSea bunkhouses and UniSea Inn permanently.

Trespass, July 16, 1645 hours — On behalf of UniSea, a male individual was trespassed from both the Cape Cheerful Lounge and the Harbor View bar due to his disruptive and aggressive behavior.

Ambulance request, July 16 — Caller reported a passenger on PenAir flight 7303 partially cut off a portion of his/her finger while possibly maneuvering the arm rest. Patient was safely taken to the clinic for treatment.

Sitka seiners cited, 13,536 pounds of fish seized

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/18/11 at approximately 0843 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, observed the F/V Wendy Anne operating commercial seine gear near False Island. The area was not open to commercial purse seining. Permit holder Todd M. Nevers and owner-operator Todd L. Bayne, both of Sitka, were cited for commercial fishing in closed waters with arraignment set in Sitka District Court. As a result of the violation, 13,536 pounds of salmon were seized.

Troopers ticket Bristol Bay fisherman at Naknek

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/16/11 David F. Iani, 51, of Kodiak, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in a closed period in the Naknek section. Arraignment scheduled for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

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.

Troopers cite seven more Bristol Bay fishermen

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/15/11 Clayton Franklin, 39, of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/21/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/15/11 Robert King, 51, of Brush Prairie, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/21/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/15/11 Mark O. Noste, 52, of Oak Harbor, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/22/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 Thomas Aliotti, 42, of Bellingham, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters on 7/9/11 near the Naknek section. Arraignment scheduled for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/13/11 Jeremy Salmon, 19, of Igiugig, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Ugashik District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment scheduled for 7/21/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 Ben Stammerjohan, 40, of Kingston, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters outside the Naknek section on 6/25/11. Arraignment scheduled for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/13/11 Marc F. Watson, 52, of Naknek, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Ugashik District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment scheduled for 7/21/11 in Naknek District Court.

Troopers ticket Kuskokwim fisherman

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kuskokwim River, subdistrict W1-B
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/13/11 Bethel Wildlife Troopers on a routine commercial fisheries float plane patrol near Napakiak cited Nicholai Steven, 60, of Oscarville, for commercial fishing in a closed period. Arraignment set for 7/25/11 in Bethel District Court.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Arrest warrants issued for 2 Bristol Bay fishermen

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dillingham
Type: Update — commercial fish closed period
On 6/28/11 Nicholas N. Basargin, of Plamondon, Alberta, and Alexey E. Basargin, of Homer, both were cited for two counts of commercial fishing during a closed period in the Nushagak District. Nicholas Basargin was the skipper and Alexey Basargin was the permit holder onboard the F/V Baikal when the violations were committed. On 7/12/11 both defendants failed to appear for their arraignments in Dillingham District Court. The court issued $1,000 bench warrants for their arrest.

Several Bristol Bay fishermen plead at Dillingham

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dillingham
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 Maximilian Pozdeev, 20, of Homer, pled guilty in Dillingham District Court to one charge of commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $3,000 with $2,000 suspended and placed on probation for a period of two years under conditions of committing no other commercial fishing violations.

Location: Dillingham
Type: Update — commercial fish closed period
On 7/12/11 Thomas L. Hoseth, 59, of Dillingham, pled guilty in Dillingham District Court to one charge of commercial fishing in a closed period. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, ordered to forfeit 483 pounds of fish seized during the investigation, and placed on probation for a period of two years under conditions of committing no other commercial fishing violations.

Location: Dillingham
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 David B. Zielinski, 47, of Seattle, pled guilty in Dillingham District Court to one charge of commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $6,000 with $4,000 suspended and placed on probation for a period of two years under conditions of committing no other commercial fishing offenses. The charge against Karl L. Nelson, who was a co-defendant in the case, was dismissed as part of the resolution.

Location: Dillingham
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 Chad E. Tennyson, 22, of Dillingham, pled guilty in Dillingham District Court to one charge of commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and placed on probation for a period of two years under conditions of committing no other commercial fishing offenses.

Location: Dillingham
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/10 Michael M. Kelley, 49, of Cordova, pled guilty in Dillingham District Court to one charge of commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, and 216 pounds of fish seized during the investigation were forfeited to the state. Kelley also was placed on probation for a period of two years under conditions of committing no other commercial fishing violations.

Hoonah crabber fined $1,500 after no contest plea

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Icy Strait
Type: Commercial fish closed waters, unlawful gear storage
On 7/6/11 William Veler, 49, of Hoonah, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, for commercial fishing in closed waters and for unlawful storage of Tanner crab gear. Veler was cited after the patrol vessel Enforcer located nine commercial Tanner crab pots in fishing condition in closed waters. On 7/6/11 Veler appeared in Hoonah District Court and pled no contest to commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

Troopers ticket Cook Inlet fisherman at Soldotna

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/2/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed the F/V Seafarer fishing in closed waters. On 7/10/11 troopers contacted Edward Johnson, 37, of Kenai, and issued a summons to appear in court.

Seiner fished at Hoonah after closure, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Hoonah
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 Bryan Howey, 43, of Sitka, was cited by Hoonah Wildlife Troopers for commercial purse seine fishing in closed waters. At 5:04 p.m. troopers contacted Howey, who was towing his seine and fishing just off Hawk Inlet. Howey, the skipper onboard, apparently was unaware that the purse seine fishery on the Hawk Inlet shoreline closed at 5 p.m. Arraignment set for 7/20/11 in Hoonah District Court.

Sitka salmon troller, crewman net fines, probation

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 Patrick Barker pled guilty in Sitka District Court to one count each of commercial fishing in closed waters, retaining undersized king salmon and possessing commercial fish without a valid permit card in possession. Barker was fined a total of $4,250 with $2,500 suspended, ordered to pay $255.80 in restitution for illegally taken fish, and placed on probation for one year. The undersized fish were forfeited. Carl Heckman, as the crewmember on the vessel, pled guilty to one count of commercial fishing in closed waters and was fined $1,500 with $1,000 suspended. He also was placed on probation for one year.

Read the initial press release here.

7 Bristol Bay gillnetters charged with illegal fishing

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Paul C. Hughes, 27, of Seattle, for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Bjorn E. Sullid, 30, of Stanwood, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/10/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Dwayne Agli, 40, of King Salmon, for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Naknek section. Arraignment set for 7/15/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/12/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Darren Rice, 45, of Anacortes, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/10/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited David Boone, 55, of Homer, and Corey Boone, 28, of Missoula, Mont., for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line aboard a dual-permitted boat. Arraignment set for 7/15/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/19/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Kevin P. Marilley, 58, of Lynden, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Assault, July 6 — Ignacio L. Murillo, 49, of Unalaska, was arrested for assault after he attempted to choke a UniSea coworker who had allegedly teased him.

Disorderly conduct, July 7, 0219 hours — Officers intervened in a scuffle in front of the Harbor View bar, where two men were attempting to calm a very intoxicated and distraught third man. The first two men told the officer they intended to take the third back to his vessel.

Suspicious activity, July 7 — UniSea security reported having received an anonymous letter alleging that an employee had been sexually assaulted by another employee, who was also selling illicit drugs. No information to substantiate these claims was provided.

Ambulance request, July 9 — EMS provided medical care to an individual who had suffered a seizure while out at sea.

Assistance rendered, July 10, 0239 hours — Taxi driver reported an intoxicated male who would not get out of her cab once the destination was reached. Officers discovered the man had soiled himself and was not actually at the dock where his vessel was located. Officers assisted him to the appropriate location and found a sober third party to care for him the remainder of the night.

Monday, July 11, 2011

State troopers score deck haul at Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Cesare Cromosini, 48, of Gloucester, Mass., for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section aboard the F/V Anthony Boy. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Bryan D. Hodgson, 27, of Aleknagik, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Ugashik District. Arraignment set for 7/22/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited David R. Tufte, 24, of Crane Lake, Minn., for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Ugashik District. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/7/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Christopher W. Cameron, 45, of Astoria, Ore., for commercial fishing in closed waters outside the Naknek section on the Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/7/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Allen J. Mitchell, 22, and Jason E. Mitchell, 30, both of Bellingham, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters outside the Naknek section on the Johnson Hill line as dual permit holders. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/7/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Kenneth D. Cooper, 28, of Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Tarin T. White, 28, of Superior, Colo., for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Naknek section as dual permit holders aboard a vessel. Arraignment set for 7/15/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/8/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Barry N. Angasan, 43, of Coupeville, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/8/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Karl D. Hill, 40, of Igiugig, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek District. Arraignment set for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/8/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Paul G. Southland, 57, of Wrangell, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/8/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Troy R. Kagee, 36, of Meridian, Idaho, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Paul Mach, 73, of Seattle, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/7/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Michael J. Carr, 69, of Port Townsend, Wash., for commercial fishing in a closed period in the Naknek District. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/7/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Bryce L. Hatch, 52, of Twin Falls, Idaho, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/7/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Mike S. Wilson, 53, of Ellensburg, Wash., for commercial fishing in a closed period in the Naknek District. Arraignment set for 7/21/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/7/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Anthony L. Jones, 59, of Kodiak, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/25/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Sergie Chukwak, 44, of Naknek, for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section. Arraignment set for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Michael Schille, 47, of Clinton, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section aboard the F/V Lil Buddy. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Leonardo Ferrigno, 49, of Clarkston, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Naknek section aboard the F/V Deborah Renee. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Matthew Luck, 55, and Benjamin Luck, 23, both of Ketchum, Idaho, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Ugashik District as dual permit holders aboard the F/V Meg J. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Ernest Demoski, 67, of Wasilla, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Ugashik District aboard the F/V Lady Kona. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Bjorn E. Sullid, 30, of Stanwood, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Stosh Anderson, 64, and Brian Hayes, 28, both of Kodiak, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Ugashik District. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Kevin P. Marilles, 58, of Lynden, Wash., and Paul C. Hughes, 27, of Seattle, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line as dual permit holders aboard a fishing vessel. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Benjamin Blakey, 28, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Jerry Pratt, 28, of Truckee, Calif., for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line as dual permit holders aboard a fishing vessel. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Fritz Menish, 36, and Daisy Lewis, 31, both of Juneau, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line as dual permit holders aboard the F/V Ridin Dirty. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/10/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Thomas B. Henshaw, 42, of Sitka, for commercial fishing in closed waters outside of the Naknek section Johnson Hill line. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Troopers issue citations on Kuskokwim, Yukon

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kuskokwim River, subdistrict W-1A
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/7/11 during a routine commercial fisheries float plane patrol in Kuskokwim subdistrict W-1A near Akiachak, Bethel Wildlife Troopers cited the following individuals for fishing in a closed period: William J. Guy, 35, of Kwethluk; Anita Nicholai, 32, of Kwethluk; Nelson T. Kinegak, 28, of Akiachak; and David E. David, 69, of Kwethluk.

Location: Yukon River, District Y-2
Type: Commercial fish closed season
On 7/7/11 Aniak Wildlife Troopers on routine fisheries patrol via float plane cited William Guidry, 48, of Pitkas Point, for commercial fishing in a closed period. Arraignment set for 8/2/11 in St. Marys District Court.

2 PWS gillnetters cited; one left net, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters, unattended gear
On 7/2/11 at approximately 2040 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from the Cordova Post received a report that Keith Edens, 21, of Homer, had deployed a drift gillnet in the Eshamy District then left the area, abandoning the net. Investigation revealed that Edens was operating a gillnet in waters closed to commercial fishing and not immediately supervising the operation of the net. A summons was issued to appear on 8/31/11 in Cordova District Court for arraignment.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/11 at approximately 0400 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from the Cordova Post contacted Daniel Strickland, 57, of Palmer. Investigation revealed that Strickland was operating a drift gillnet in waters closed to commercial fishing in the Eshamy District aboard the F/V Odin's Eye. A summons was issued to appear on 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court for arraignment.

Cook Inlet gillnetter accused of early fishing

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/7/11 while on routine helicopter patrol of the Cook Inlet commercial fishery, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed the F/V Tina D fishing before the period opened. Troopers contacted Russell A. Parkison, 65, of San Pedro, Calif., and issued a summons to appear in court.

Troopers ticket seiner, seize 25,222 pounds of fish

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Valdez
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/9/11 at 0630 hours, Jason Pallas, 36, of Cordova, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for commercial fishing in closed waters. Pallas was seine fishing near Point Freemantle, which was about seven miles into closed waters. Troopers seized 25,222 pounds of salmon. Arraignment scheduled for 8/25/11 in the Valdez District Court.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A dozen fishermen get Cordova court dates

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Charlie Acoba, 33, of Cordova, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 7/27/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited William Craig, 45, of Anchorage, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 7/27/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Ronald Baird, 34, of Wasilla, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Mihael Kuzmin, 18, of Homer, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 7/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Russell Mobley, 51, of Whittier, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Daniel Kuzmin, 19, of Homer, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Seth Densmore, 37, of Anchorage, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6-29-11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Kiprian Reutov, 26, of Willow, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Luke Mathot, 25, of Anchorage, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Eshamy
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/26/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Michael Towle, 27, of Cordova, for commercial fishing in closed waters. Arraignment scheduled for 7/27/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Copper River flats
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/1/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Robert Linville IV, 22, of Cordova, for commercial fishing in closed waters on 6/9/11. Arraignment scheduled for 8/31/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Copper River flats
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/29/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Raleigh Rodrigues, 59,
of Talent, Ore., for commercial fishing during a close period. Arraignment scheduled for 7/27/11 in Cordova District Court.

Kusko gillnetter accused of fishing in closed period

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kuskokwim River
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/5/11, during a routine commercial fisheries patrol on the Kuskokwim River near Napaskiak, Bethel Wildlife Troopers cited Georgiann G. Wassillie, 35, of Akiachak, for commercial fishing in a closed period. Arraignment set for 7/20/11 in Bethel District Court.

Troopers cite two Yukon River fishermen

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Lower Yukon River
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/3/11, during a commercial fishery patrol via state float plane, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from St. Marys issued summonses to Barbara Waskey, 29, of St. Michael, and Ronald Waska, 40, of Emmonak, for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Dungeness crabber accused of illegal pot storage

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Illegal storage of crab gear
On 7/6/11 Richard Scott Phillips, 25, of Wrangell, was cited for leaving commercial Dungeness crab pots in the waters of Seymour Canal after the closure of the commercial fishing season in that area. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Juneau District Court.

Three gillnetters cited, salmon seized at Juneau

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau, Lynn Canal
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/3/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Juneau observed the F/V High Surf fishing with a commercial drift gillnet north of latitude of Point Bridget during a closed period in Lynn Canal. Troopers issued the permit holder, Marty Smith, 41, of Haines, a summons to appear on 7/14/11 in Juneau District Court. Additionally, 294 pounds of salmon were seized.

Location: Juneau, Lynn Canal
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/3/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Juneau observed the F/V Sue Renee fishing with a commercial drift gillnet north of latitude of Point Bridget during a closed period in Lynn Canal. Troopers issued the permit holder, Silas Flor, 31, of Petersburg, a summons to appear on 7/14/11 in Juneau District Court. Additionally, 689 pounds of salmon were seized.

Location: Juneau, Lynn Canal
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 7/3/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Juneau observed the F/V Red Witch fishing with a commercial drift gillnet north of latitude of Point Bridget during a closed period in Lynn Canal. Troopers issued the permit holder, Ronald Martin, 69, of Haines, a summons to appear on 7/14/11 in Juneau District Court. Additionally, 1,625 pounds of
salmon were seized.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bristol Bay fisherman charged with assaulting crew

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Naknek
Type: Assault
On 7/6/11 at 0553 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault that occurred on the F/V Red Hook 2 in Bristol Bay near Johnson Hill. Troopers met the boat as it pulled up to the Peter Pan dock in Naknek. Investigation revealed that Peter Sommerness, 33, of Marysville, Wash., had assaulted two crewmembers on the boat while they were fishing this morning. Sommerness was arrested on two counts of domestic violence assault and was transported to the King Salmon jail.

Hit and run reported on Egegik River

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Egegik
Type: Watercraft accident, property damage
On 7/5/11 at approximately 0300 hours, Terry Ostling, 39, of Cathlamet, Wash., had his fishing vessel anchored in the Egegik River. Ostling and his crew were sleeping down below when another fishing vessel hit them head-on in the dense fog. The collision caused substantial damage to the bow and snapped the anchor chain. Due to the dense fog, Ostling was unable to identify the boat that hit them. The second boat did not stop. Damage to Ostling's boat was estimated at $2,000. Anyone with information on the second boat involved in this collision is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers in King Salmon.

Troopers ticket Kake seiner, hold fish proceeds

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Point Hugh
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 Paul Rostad, of Kake, permit holder on the F/V Christina Dawn, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Petersburg Post, for operating a commercial purse seine in the closed waters of District 10. Rostad is summoned to appear in the Juneau District Court. The state of Alaska is holding the proceeds of the illegally taken fish.

Troopers write a bunch more tickets in Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Michael M. Kelley, 49, of Cordova, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial salmon drift gillnet fishing in closed waters south of the southern Nushagak District line. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 James R. Balmer, 37, of Etna, Calif., and Signar B. Lie, 66, of Snohomish, Wash., were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the south line of the Nushagak section. Arraignment scheduled for 7/18/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 Richard F. Cooke, 46, of Cedar Key, Fla., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial drift gillnet salmon fishing in closed waters south of the Nushagak District south line. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 Nicholas Tinker, 32, of Aleknagik, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters south of the Nushagak section of the Nushagak District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/18/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 James Smith, 65, of Washington state, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Ugashik District of Bristol Bay aboard the F/V Chris R. Arraignment scheduled for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Ugashik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/4/11 Brian Delay, 31, of Juneau, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Ugashik District of Bristol Bay aboard the F/V Rainy Dawn. Arraignment scheduled for 7/21/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to Luke Daniel Swab, 27, of Merritt, Mich., on the F/V Jimmy Jeff for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/5/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to Michael George Higgins, 45, and Dillon Scott Clay, 19, both of Mount Vernon, Wash., on the F/V Gododdin for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Drew R. Wise, 53, and Daniel J. Olson, 33, both of Everett, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters as dual permit holders aboard the F/V Maxine W. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Jeffrey J. Pike, 43, of Bellingham, Wash., for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek District. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers cited Joe Bonanno, 67, of Monterey, Calif., and Alfonso Bonanno, 40, of Seaside, Calif., for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek District aboard the F/V Lady Bea II. Arraignment set for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Yakutat man accused of fishing in closed period

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Yakutat
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 07/06/11 at approximately 1806 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from Yakutat contacted John Vale, 58, of Yakutat, in Monti Bay. Investigation revealed that Vale was commercial fishing during a closed period. Vale was issued a summons to appear for arraignment on 7/28/11 in Yakutat District Court.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dutch Harbor report

From the local police blotter:

Welfare check, June 27, 1750 hours — A 911 hang-up call was received from a phone somewhere in the UniSea complex. The origin of the call could not be determined.

Assistance rendered, June 27 — Caller, frustrated with his inability to get a flight out of town, phoned 911 and requested police assistance getting a seat on a departing flight. Police were able to determine the caller in fact already had a confirmed seat, on a later flight.

Environmental, June 28 — A fuel spill was observed near the Spit Dock. Information passed on to the Ports Department.

Disorderly conduct, June 28, 2147 hours — An argument about the use of phone card minutes escalated into a shoving match onboard a fishing vessel. An officer advised the aggressor, per the ship's captain, to leave the vessel.

Trespass, June 28, 2324 hours — A permanent trespass advisement was issued to a crewman who was no longer welcome onboard a fishing vessel.

Animal, June 29 — Caller reported two men throwing rocks at the eagle's nest in the Dutch Harbor post office parking lot. The men denied doing so, and said they had simply been flapping their hands at the eagles in an attempt to make them fly.

Animal, June 30 — Dead eagle.

Burglary, July 1 — Dispatcher received a call from a man in Jamaica reporting that drunken people in Unalaska were attempting to burglarize the bunkhouse in which a friend was living. After determining which bunkhouse was the target, officers responded and indeed found two drunken men who admitted they had tried to gain entry to the locked bunkhouse. The men had recently been fired by their employer and owner of said bunkhouse. Both men were subsequently advised to leave the area. No charges were filed.

Assault, July 1, 1253 hours — One inebriate pummeled another in a corridor at the Harbor View Inn before the brawl spilt out the door and into the roadway. Wainy Ruben, 29, of Micronesia, was arrested for assault after both he and his victim had been treated for their injuries.

Ambulance request, July 1, 1254 hours — EMS personnel provided care and transport to two drunks with injuries sustained in a brawl.

Assault, July 1 — Bunkhouse resident #1 reported being threatened by bunkhouse resident #2, who was annoyed about #1 having exposed #2's keeping of a puppy, a clear violation of bunkhouse rules. Officers told both men to cease contact with one another.

Trespass, July 2 — Officer issued a trespass advisement, per Trident management, to a drunken former employee who was no longer welcome anywhere near Trident's business property.

Welfare check, July 2, 0224 hours — Caller reported an intoxicated fisherman was having difficulty boarding his vessel, and was concerned that he might fall into the water. Officers responded and found that the man had successfully gained access to his boat.

Animal, July 2 — Caller reported several bald eagles circling over the carcass of another bald eagle. An officer collected the eagle for shipment to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Suspicious activity, July 3, 0401 hours — Noise complaint at the UniSea Inn. Officers located 14 men partying inside the room and assisted UniSea security in removing the many loud and unwanted guests.

Welfare check, July 3, 0431 hours — Officer contacted an inebriated bicycle rider, who insisted on cycling on in spite of his intoxication because the exercise was good for a strong and healthy body.

Troubles mount for jailed Petersburg crabber

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau, Lemon Creek Correctional Center
Type: Crabbing closed season, unlawful gear
On 7/2/11 James R. Seymour, 35, of Petersburg, was charged with one count of commercial king crabbing in a closed season and one count of operating illegal gear. Seymour was served the summons at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau after he had been arrested earlier in the day for failing to appear in court regarding charges of illegally storing commercial crab gear. In addition to the most current charges, Seymour has five prior convictions since 2008 for commercial crab violations.

Six more get date with Bristol Bay magistrate

From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Location: Igushik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/2/11 Maximilian Pozdeev, 20, of Homer, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing with a drift gillnet 400 feet south of the southern Igushik section line for salmon. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Igushik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/2/11 Chad E. Tennyson, 22, of Dillingham, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial drift gillnet fishing in closed waters south of the southern Igushik section line. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Michael Wilson, 52, of Ellensburg, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters. Wilson was operating driftnet gear off the F/V Miss Layla 324 feet outside of the Naknek section southern boundary. Arraignment scheduled for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Timothy Mahoney, 44, of Unalaska, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters. Mahoney did operate commercial driftnet gear from the F/V Sea Hawk 240 feet south of the Naknek section southern boundary. Arraignment scheduled for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/28/11 Rodman E. Miller, 50, of Ilwaco, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters. Miller operated a commercial driftnet off the F/V Oogruk 0.1 nautical miles outside of the Naknek section southern boundary. Arraignment scheduled for 7/15/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/3/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to Daniel Dwyane Wells, 30, of Friendswood, Texas, on the F/V Islandia for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment set for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Troopers ticket 17 salmon fishermen at Bristol Bay

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 7/2/11 Paul Noste, 46, of Washington state, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District of Bristol Bay aboard the F/V Sinbad. In addition, a charge of tampering with evidence involving the case is being forwarded to the district attorney. Arraignment scheduled for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Michael Carr, 23, of Port Townsend, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters on the Johnson Hill line in the Naknek section. Arraignment scheduled for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/30/11 Gale A. Leage, 56, of Atascadero, Calif., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek section. Arraignment scheduled for 7/15/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/27/11 Rex S. Capri, 57, of Newport, Ore., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek section. Arraignment scheduled for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/27/11 Marshall S. Kennesen, 38, of Tumwater, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Egegik District. Kenneson had drift gear operating off the F/V Wahoo 2 minutes and 5 seconds after the district closure by emergency order.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/24/11 Thomas C. Nelson, 55, of Bremerton, Wash., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/14/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Naknek
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/27/11 Michael T. Piatt, 57, of Palmer, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Naknek section. Arraignment scheduled for 7/20/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/24/11 Daniel J. Mullins, 19, of Duluth, Minn., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/22/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/24/11 Troy A. Gibson, 40, of Columbia, Tenn., was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/22/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Matthew K. Olsen, 45, of Yreka, Calif., was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial drift gillnet fishing in closed waters south of the Nushagak District line. Arraignment scheduled for 7/19/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/28/11 Ace C. Keim, 30, of Anchorage, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in a closed period in the Nushagak District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/30/11 David B. Zielinski, 47, of Seattle, and Karl L. Nelson, 50, of Port Angeles, Wash., were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Nushagak District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/28/11 Nicholas Basargin, 22, of Alberta, Canada, and Alexey E. Basargin, 34, of Homer, were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in a closed period in the Nushagak District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/30/11 Nicholas N. Basargin, 22, of Alberta, Canada and Alexey E. Basargin, 34, of Homer, were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in a closed period in the Nushagak District of Bristol Bay. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 James H. Bingman, 74, of Dillingham, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial drift gillnet fishing in closed waters in the Nushagak District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/19/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Location: Nushagak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/27/11 Thomas L. Hoseth, 59, of Dillingham, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in a closed period in the Nushagak District. Arraignment scheduled for 7/12/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Petersburg crabber arrested after court no-show

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau, Douglas Harbor
Type: Warrant arrest
On 7/2/11 at 1045 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Juneau arrested James R. Seymour, 35, of Petersburg, for failing to appear for a 6/30/11 court appearance on an original charge of illegal storage of commercial crab gear. Seymour was remanded to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center with a $4,000 bail.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Troopers: Dillingham skipper fished during closure

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dillingham
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/27/11 Katherine R. Carscallen, 25, of Dillingham, was cited by Dillingham Wildlife Troopers for operating a commercial drift gillnet during a closed period in the Nushagak District as skipper and permit holder onboard the F/V Sea Hawk. She also was cited for failure to have a triangle plate permanently attached to the vessel as required. Arraignment is schedule for 7/19/11 in Dillingham District Court.

Kake troller charged with fishing in closed area

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kake
Type: Commercial fish closed area
On 6/28/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, cited Nicholas Davis, 64, of Kake, for commercial fishing by power troll in a closed area on the F/V Joy. A mandatory court appearance was set for 7/19/11 in Kake District Court.

Cordova gillnetter accused of fishing during closure

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Copper River flats
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/28/11 Timothy E. Dillon, 59, of Cordova, operator and permit holder on the F/V Smoky Point, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Cordova Post, for operating a drift gillnet during a closed period. Arraignment was set for 8/17/11 in Cordova District Court.

Two more Bristol Bay fishermen get court dates

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 6/29/11 Peter Ivicevich, 74, of Washington state, was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Egegik District of Bristol Bay aboard the F/V Liberty Bay. An arraignment date was scheduled for 7/13/11 in Naknek District Court.

Location: Egegik
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/27/11 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Marshall S. Kenneson, 38, of Tumwater, Wash., for commercial fishing aboard the F/V Wahoo 2 minutes and 5 seconds after the district closure. Arraignment set for 7/15/11 in Naknek District Court.

Two fishermen cited on lower Yukon

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Lower Yukon River
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/29/11, during a commercial fishery patrol via state float plane, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from St. Marys cited permit holder Robert Moore, 51, of Emmonak, for commercial fishing during a closed period. Troopers also cited permit holder John Crane, 32, of Emmonak, for commercial fishing during a closed period.

Trooper out of Valdez tickets two fishermen

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Valdez
Type: Commercial fish closed waters, unlawful possession
On 6/24/11 Feodosia Reutov, 33, of Molalla, Ore., was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for commercial fishing in the closed waters of an anadromous stream on the north end of the Eshamy District. Reutov was issued a second citation for unlawful possession of illegally taken fish. Arraignment scheduled for 7/27/11 in Cordova District Court.

Location: Valdez
Type: Illegal commercial fishing activity
On 6/21/11 Koal Backlund, 20, of Seward, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for operating a commercial drift gillnet too close to a set gillnet, in Falls Bay. Backlund set his driftnet, then anchored his boat and went to sleep. The driftnet drifted into a setnet, becoming entangled. Arraignment scheduled for 7/27/11 in Cordova District Court.