Friday, September 21, 2012

Southeast crabber convicted, forfeits $88K catch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Petersburg
Type: Conviction — crabbing violations
On 9/18/12 Jay Thomassen, the permit holder on the F/V Angelette, was convicted of two misdemeanor counts. The charges were the result of an Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation that showed Thomassen committed several commercial fishing violations during the 2012 golden king crab season. Thomassen pled guilty to one count of fishing in closed waters and one count of retaining undersized golden king crab. He was ordered to pay $6,000 and forfeit his catch valued at $88,222.20 to the state of Alaska.


  1. Too bad fishermen cheat to make money. I support fishermen, but things like this give fishermen a bad name. This is a profession, please act like it.