Monday, March 12, 2012

King Cove cod fisherman cited, pots seized

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dutch Harbor
Type: Commercial fish closed season
On 2/24/12 Melvin E. Koso Jr., 34, of King Cove, was cited by Dutch Harbor Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing during a closed season for Pacific cod near Cold Bay with the F/V Melanie Sue. Koso also was found to be fishing gear that was not properly identified with the F/V Melanie Sue's Alaska Department of Fish and Game number. A total of 11 groundfish pots were seized as evidence. Koso was given an arraignment date of 4/20/12 in Valdez District Court.

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