Thursday, June 25, 2020

Prince William Sound salmon fisherman cited twice

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Prince William Sound
Type: Commercial fish closed waters, driving salmon
On 6/22/20 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted and cited 28-year-old Homer resident Benjamin T. Daigle after he commercial fished in closed waters in the Alternating Gear Zone inside a line of buoys in front of the barrier seine at Main Bay, Eshamy District, on 6/15/20. He also was issued a citation for participating in driving or attempting to drive salmon from waters closed to salmon fishing with a seine plunger inside the AGZ on 6/16/20.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Sitka troller cited over small king salmon

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized king salmon
On 6/7/20 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Eric Jordan, 70, of Sitka, for retaining an undersized commercially taken king salmon in the Sitka Sound troll fishery.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Two high-dollar enforcement cases disclosed

A federal enforcement report to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, set to meet June 8-10, includes these items:

• AK1708987 — Bradley Stewart Haynes (vessel owner/vessel operator/IFQ permit holder) and Gregory Beam (IFQ permit holder) were charged under the Northern Pacific Halibut Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Act with IFQ two-area violations and for making false statements. A $195,555.34 NOVA (notice of violation and assessment) was issued.

• AK1806496A — A $191,773 Magnuson-Stevens Act NOVA was settled for $177,373. The NOVA charged Bristol Leader Fisheries, LLC and Alaskan Leader Fisheries, LLC (vessel owners) and Curtis Foster (chief engineer) with eight counts of unlawfully making adjustments to the vessel's flow scale.