Sunday, September 8, 2013

Seiners fined, lose $4K in fishing proceeds

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Cordova
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 8/2/13 Brian Tarabochia, 28, of Shoreline, Wash., and Oshiana Black, 29, of Bellingham, Wash., were cited by Cordova Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing in closed waters aboard the F/V Five Brothers. Tarabochia was operating the purse seine vessel and Black was the permit holder. Approximately 5,000 pounds of pink salmon were seized. On 9/4/13 Tarabochia and Black pled no contest to commercial fishing in closed waters. Both individuals were fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended. Black was ordered to pay $4,259.20 in restitution for the fish caught during the violation.

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