Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Geoduck divers find trouble at Craig

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Craig
Type: Conviction — commercial fish closed waters
On 11/1/12 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Klawock Post, cited Eric R. Larson, 32, and Morris B. Mattson, 46, both of Petersburg, for commercial fishing for geoduck clams in closed waters. Both individuals pled no contest in Craig District Court and were fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended. The court ordered each to pay restitution of $2,000 for the illegally taken geoducks.

Location: Craig
Type: False information on fish ticket
On 11/8/12 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Klawock Post, cited both permit holders of the fishing vessel The Edge for unlawfully signing a fish ticket with an inaccurate weight after a delivery of commercially harvested geoducks at the E.C. Phillips processing plant in Craig. Randall Selness, 49, of Olympia, Wash., and Ian Walt, 47, of Friday Harbor, Wash., were issued a summons to appear in Craig District Court.


  1. Boy! The depth of fishing violations has no bottom when it comes to the Petersburg clan. No pun intended. Look back this summer and you will find that more Petersburg fishers were cited than probably all of the rest of the state combined. Except for UCIDA's attempt at the record. And isn't the geoduck fishery the one where their association argued that they should be able to kill them all, because if they didn't the sea otters would? And didn't the lone member of the BOF from Petersburg vote to allow that to occur? If you cant' do it one way, try another.

  2. sounds to me like you are a douche from Sitka, probably a troller too I'm guessing. Go hug a tree douche