Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ketchikan sportfishing lodge fined $8,000

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Ketchikan
Type: Conviction
During the summer of 2013, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, conducted an investigation into illegal sportfish activities at Clover Bay Lodge located on Prince of Wales Island. The investigation resulted in the lodge being charged for intentionally feeding bears, using the edible meat of sport-caught salmon as bait, furnishing sport-caught shellfish to clients, and taking overlimits of halibut. On 1/28/14 Clover Bay Lodge pled guilty on two misdemeanor counts of intentionally feeding bears, and using the edible meat of sport-caught king salmon as bait. The lodge was fined $8,000 and placed on probation for two years.

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