Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Troller charged with illegal lingcod retention

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Warren Channel
Type: Bycatch violation
Investigation revealed that Barry Mckee, 65, of Sitka, the captain of the F/V Ocean Gem, retained lingcod on 1/24/14 while participating in the winter commercial troll fishery. Lingcod can only be taken as bycatch during the commercial troll season from May 16 through Nov. 30. Mckee was issued a citation for retaining lingcod during a closed period. He must appear in Craig District Court.

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