Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Troller nets $1,500 fine for third conviction

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Conviction
On 9/26/13 Peter G. Krovina, 64, of Sitka, pled guilty in Sitka District Court to one count of retaining a commercial troll-caught king salmon during a closed period. Krovina was fined $5,000 with $3,500 suspended, forfeited the fish, and was placed on probation for one year. This is Krovina's third conviction for retaining undersized king salmon or taking king salmon during a closed period.


  1. Im sure this fish came up dead on the gear. Why waste it. Probably he was going to eat it himself or take it to the Pioneer House for some old timers to enjoy.

  2. probably right , because obviously he could not sell it, so he was not going to waste , it and have it called wanton waste

  3. of course he could sell the fish. a licensed processor would not purchase the king but someone else might. how can you be sure that the king came up dead? you can't, and it doesn't matter anyway. it does not matter what his intent was (Pioneer Home), he got caught retaining a king salmon out of season.