Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sea cucumber diver, crew cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Freshwater Bay
Type: Multiple violations
On 10/28/13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed the fishing vessel Julie Ann after the 3 p.m. closure of the commercial sea cucumber fishery. Investigation showed Roderick B. Taylor, 45, of Point Roberts, Wash., operated commercial dive gear during a closed period. In addition, vessel operator Mark G. Barnes, 53, of Juneau, failed to register his boat prior to participating in the fishery. Taylor and Barnes were cited, with arraignment set for 11/13/13 in Juneau District Court. Samantha R. Barnes, 23, of Juneau, was cited for failure to have a valid commercial crew license in possession.

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