Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Silver Bay Seafoods cited over illegal crab

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized Tanner crab
On 5/20/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, charged Silver Bay Seafoods and Silver Bay employee Eric Anderson, 38, of Sitka, for possessing undersized Tanner crab. Investigation in February 2013 showed a significant amount of undersized crab being delivered from a Silver Bay-employed commercial tender vessel to the company dock in Sitka. Arraignment set in Sitka District Court.


  1. Wow! Really! Silver Bay, they would never do anything like that!

  2. It's that type of disregard for the regs. That is SBS

    1. Watch Out SBS the big boys (vertical inegrators)are gunning for you.
      Wonder which one these guys work for?

  3. It's unfortunate that the fisherman who caught the undersize tanner crab are/is not being prosecuted. In the end, if SBS mixed the load of crab from several fisherman and didn't catch the small crab before processing-then they're held accountable. I wonder what the percentage of small crab was in comparison to the total amount of the load on the tender; it must have been significant. SBS better fix their tender contracts, and hold the guy stamping the fish ticket responsible for monetary fines in the future...thats my .02 for Zuanich.