Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ketchikan man hit with slew of geoduck violations

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Falsify fish tickets, unlawful possession
On 5/8/12 Le Jiayong, 57, of Ketchikan, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, on 19 counts for falsifying commercial fish tickets and unlawful possession of commercially taken geoduck clams. Le was cited after investigation revealed he had purchased commercially taken geoducks from four fishermen and provided false weights on Alaska Department of Fish and Game fish tickets. Investigation by Ketchikan and Klawock State Troopers found that Le misreported the actual weights of commercially taken geoduck clams and failed to report geoduck clams that had been harvested in excess of trip limits established by Fish and Game. Arraignment is scheduled in Ketchikan District Court.

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