Monday, April 30, 2012

Sitka herring seiner nets $250 fine in 2011 case

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Sentencing — commercial fish closed waters
On 4/26/12 in Sitka District Court, Thomas Stafford, as skipper and permit holder on the F/V Infinite Grace, was found guilty of commercial fishing in closed waters on 4/4/11 during the third opener of the 2011 Sitka sac roe herring fishery. Stafford was fined $1,500 with $1,250 suspended and put on probation. The proceeds of the seized fish ticket are due to be determined on 5/30/12 in a post-sentencing hearing in Sitka District Court.


  1. Wow,thats a hefty fine!Maybe the lord Jesus intervened.

  2. Depending on how many tons were on the fish ticket. It may very well be a hefty fine when all is said & done.