Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sitka salmon troller cited twice

Location: Shelikof Bay, Sitka
Type: Commercial troll closed area
On 8/23/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jeffery M. Farvour, 45, of Sitka, commercial power trolling off of Cape Edgecumbe. Investigation showed Farvour was operating gear from the F/V Suunta within one nautical mile of the Kruzof Island shoreline in the "areas of high king salmon abundance" which are closed during the coho commercial troll fishery by emergency order. Farvour was cited with arraignment set in Sitka District Court.

Location: Sitka
Type: Possess king salmon during closure
On 8/12/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Jeffery M. Farvour, 45, of Sitka, after investigation revealed that Farvour possessed and delivered three king salmon onboard his vessel, the F/V Suunta, during the commercial troll king salmon closure. The kings were reportedly misidentified as another legal species. Arraignment set in Sitka District Court.

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