Monday, April 30, 2012

Salmon troller ticketed over lingcod retention

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka, Cape Edgecumbe
Type: Commercial fish closed season
On 4/27/12 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, contacted Richard L. Summers, 56, of Craig, after he landed a lingcod as bycatch in the commercial salmon troll fishery. Lingcod retention is only open May 16 to Nov. 30, and Sitka Sound is closed to the retention of lingcod on commercial troll gear. Summers was cited with arraignment set in Sitka District Court. The proceeds from the illegally taken lingcod were forfeited to the state.

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