Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sitka troller charged with two violations

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial fish closed season, waste of salmon
On 3/24/17 Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed the F/V Mirage commercial salmon trolling approximately 1.4 miles beyond the winter troll line near Sitka Sound. During the investigation, permit holder Jeffrey Turner, 50, of Sitka, was observed discarding a dead king salmon into the sea. One king salmon was seized and Turner was issued summonses to appear in Sitka District Court for fishing in a closed season and waste of salmon.