Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chatham Strait sablefish harvester charged

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Chatham Strait
Type: Sablefish overage
Information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and fish tickets indicated Richard Curran, 58, of Sitka, had unlawfully retained more sablefish in the Chatham Strait directed fishery than the annual amount of equal share quota specified. Curran took 11,042 pounds of sablefish when his quota was 9,679 pounds (a 14 percent overage). The value of the overage is $3,343.45. Curran was issued a citation to appear in court.

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