Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gillnetter charged at Kodiak

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kodiak
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/17/17 Kodi A. Metzger, 37, of Custer, Wash., was issued a summons to court for having gillnet deployed in the waters of Alitak Bay during a closed period and for failing to have a photo ID in possession.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Crabber nets $5,000 fine after Juneau trial

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Conviction
On 6/12/17 Daniel Foley, 70, of Gustavus, was found guilty during a bench trial of retaining undersized Tanner crab. Foley is the permit holder and owner of the F/V Steller. He was fined $9,000 with $4,000 suspended and placed on probation for a year.

Driftnetter cited twice at Valdez

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Valdez
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 6/12/17 Simeao Kusnetsov, 34, of Wasilla, was issued a citation for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Esther subdistrict, northwestern Prince William Sound. Kusnetsov was operating his drift gillnet 10 minutes after the close of the period. Kusnetsov was issued a second citation for no PFD on a child under 13 years old.