Friday, December 4, 2015

Petersburg seiner penalized $15K; troopers say explosives used to herd salmon from closed area

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Driving salmon from closed waters
On 10/12/15 Andrew W. Kittams, 43, of Petersburg, pled guilty to a count of driving salmon from closed waters while commercial seining in 2013. Kittams was fined $3,000 and ordered to pay $12,375 in restitution to the state of Alaska. An additional charge of using explosives to drive salmon was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. The conviction stems from a July 2013 incident at Hidden Falls Hatchery where Kittams' crew, onboard the F/V Sara Dawn, was documented using explosives to drive salmon from a closed area into an active seine set.


  1. Terrorist seiners? Suicide bombers?

  2. What a BS ticket at a hatchery where all the fish must be harvested.

    Why not go after the creek robbing guys up in Lisianski known by enforcement. Must be too hard for them to catch.

  3. all the fish must be harvested while following all laws. scofflaw Petersburger