Monday, June 4, 2012

Trollers on three boats ticketed at Sitka

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 5/21/12 Sitka Wildlife Troopers observed the F/V Sachem actively power trolling outside of the Biorka fishery area. The captain, Younes Foroozin, 50, of Sitka, was contacted and issued a summons to appear in Sitka District Court.

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 5/21/12 Sitka Wildlife Troopers observed the F/V Mary Carl actively power trolling outside of the Biorka fishery area. The captain, Andrew Terhaar, 29, of Craig, was contacted and issued a summons to appear in Sitka District Court.

Location: Sitka
Type: Retain king salmon under 28 inches
On 6/1/12 Sitka Wildlife Troopers issued the captain of the F/V Spanker, 34-year-old Donald Yates of Sitka, and deckhand Erhen Oberndorfer, 33, of Sitka, citations for retaining two undersized king salmon while participating in the spring power troll season. Investigation revealed that on 5/18/12, the two undersized kings were located while the F/V Spanker was offloading its catch in Sitka. Both individuals were given court dates to appear in Sitka District Court.

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