Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Silver Bay Seafoods fined after guilty plea

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Conviction
On 11/15/13 Silver Bay Seafoods LLC pled guilty in Sitka District Court to one count of possessing undersized commercial Tanner crab. Silver Bay was fined $16,000 with $8,000 suspended, placed on probation for one year and ordered to pay $8,090 in restitution. The charge stemmed from a February investigation in which Tanner crab were measured on a company-contracted tender vessel. The vessel was found to have a high percentage of undersized crab, estimated at approximately 3,000 pounds, in one of several holding tanks onboard.


  1. So they pay minimum wage and take undersized crabs. What a fine upstanding company.

  2. I'm no fan of Bobby T and company but I have some experience winter tendering. Cod is bad enough, what with keeping the pump thawed and all.

    Tendering crab is a loser as we on the tender have to measure every crab or risk what happened to the Silver Bay tender. The small amount we got paid was not worth the labor involved in insuring all crab were legal.