Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seiner pleads guilty at Sitka, nets $1,500 fine

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Conviction
On 9/4/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Nyle D. Thomas, 31, of Petersburg, after observing the F/V Barbara set a seine net prior to the 0600 opening of the Deep Inlet fishery. On 12/2/14 Thomas pled guilty in Sitka District Court to one count of commercial fishing in a closed period. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and placed on probation for one year. The fish caught in the illegal set were released alive at the time of the violation.

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