Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hand trollers cited for lack of proper crew licenses

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Unlicensed crewmen
On 7/2/12 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, contacted the F/V Profasea commercial hand trolling near Kruzof Island with rod and reel gear. Investigation revealed three nonresident crewmembers were fishing under seven-day ($30) crew licenses which are specifically prohibited from being used in a rod and reel commercial fishery. Participants using rod and reel gear for commercial fishing are required to purchase annual crew licenses at a higher cost ($60 for residents, $200 for nonresidents). Steven Yuasa, 63, David T. Cosser, 40, and Bruce A. Biesold, all of Washington, were cited for commercial fishing without valid crew licenses. The permit holder and operator, Kevin R. Mcnamee, 42, of Sitka, was cited for employing unlicensed crew. Bail for each count set at $260 in Sitka District Court.

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