Friday, September 9, 2016

Petersburg crabber nets $1,500 in fines

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Petersburg
Type: Conviction
On 9/6/16 Paul Korchak, 67, of Petersburg, pled no contest to two commercial Dungeness crab violations. Korchak is the owner and permit holder onboard the F/V Amber Lynn. An Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation showed that Korchak retained commercially caught Dungeness crab aboard his vessel for more than 24 hours after the closure of the commercial season in Registration Area A (Southeast Alaska). Inspection of the crab aboard his vessel revealed that Korchak also retained undersized crab. Korchak was ordered to pay a total amount of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and placed on probation for one year.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sitka gillnetter cited

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed waters
On 9/2/16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed the F/V Resource with a commercial gillnet deployed west of the Deep Inlet terminal harvest area boundary near Long Island. Permit holder Noah Mayo, 37, of Sitka, was cited on 9/3/16 for fishing in closed waters.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Man jailed in Kodiak over reported crew assault

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Kodiak
Type: Assault
On 8/26/16 Alaska State Troopers received a report of an altercation that occurred on the F/V Miss Destinee in Kodiak waters. Subsequent investigation revealed Kyle Mead, 39, of Anchorage, had repeatedly assaulted a crewmember during the 2016 salmon seine season. Mead was arrested and transported to the Kodiak city jail where he was remanded on one count of assault in the second degree, two counts of assault in the third degree and two counts of assault in the fourth degree. Mead was held without bail pending arraignment. All counts were charged as domestic violence related.