Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sitka seiners fined, lose $27K in herring proceeds

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Update — commercial fish closed season
On 4/4/12, approximately one year after initially being charged with operating a herring seine net off the F/V Star Shadow during a closed season, operator Joe Lindholm and permit holder William Glenovich both appeared in Sitka District Court for nonjury trial. Lindholm was found guilty and ordered to pay a $9,000 fine, with $6,000 suspended. He was placed on probation for a period of one year. Glenovich also was found guilty as the permit holder for operating a seine net during a closed season. Glenovich was fined $3,000 with $2,500 suspended and placed on probation for a period of one year. Seized herring proceeds of about $27,000 are to be forfeited to the state.

1 comment:

  1. GI has a sweet history of this. It is the stuff of legend. He always makes more than he is fined. Go Joe.