Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Troller had an undersized king, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Possess undersized king salmon
On 4/20/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted the F/V Freyja in Sitka Sound. Investigation revealed the vessel was engaged in the commercial troll fishery and owner/operator Joseph Wroblewski, 59, of Sitka, had retained an undersized king salmon. He was cited and the salmon was seized. Arraignment set in Sitka District Court.


  1. The trawlers wipe out entire runs as by catch and a troller has a fish to eat . The cop should be ashamed of himself. Our system is broken

  2. Unbelievable, just as he said above, troller had hooked a small king and knowing its gills were damaged and it would not survive , he decided to eat it instead of throwing it back dead and wasting, and some rookie cop bust him.After entire runs of kings are caught as bycatch by trawlers.
    Our system is Broken