Friday, April 3, 2015

Opilio crabber charged with illegal possession

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dutch Harbor
Type: Illegal possession of female opilio
On 4/2/15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Derwin H. Hostetler, 59, of Seattle, for illegal possession of female opilio crab onboard the F/V Bering Star. Arraignment set for 4/23/15 in Unalaska District Court.

Troller fined after conviction in Sitka court

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Conviction
On 4/2/15 Courtney Howard was found guilty at a bench trial in Sitka District Court on one count of commercial trolling during a closed period. Howard was fined $1,500 with $1,100 suspended and placed on probation for one year. Howard, 31, of Sitka, was cited after his power troll vessel, F/V Nordic Lass, was observed by troopers operating gear west of the Sitka Sound winter troll line on 2/24/15.