Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Seiner fined for misreporting chum catch

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Conviction
On 4/9/13 Clifford Hudson pled guilty in Sitka District Court to one count of failing to provide factual information on a fish ticket. He was fined $2,500 with $1,500 suspended and ordered to pay $1,207.50 in restitution for the difference in fish tax between two areas. He also was placed on probation for one year. Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, charged Hudson on 3/4/13. Hudson failed to report seine-caught chum salmon taken in the Hidden Falls area of District 12, instead reporting the salmon were taken in another district.


  1. tax evasion! better check his IRS taxes as well.

  2. How did they catch him?
    I can see the temptation with the new 22% tax in hidden falls...