Monday, January 9, 2012

Washington gillnetter out $2,000 after guilty plea

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Update — commercial fish closed waters
On 1/9/12 Leslie J. Nelson, 63, of Bellingham, Wash., pled guilty to commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and ordered to pay $500 in restitution to the state. Nelson originally was charged in August when he was observed operating his gillnet in closed waters near the Snettisham hatchery.

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