Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Bristol Bay setnetter charged with waste of salmon

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Dillingham
Type: Waste of salmon
On 8/14/20 Alaska Wildlife Troopers opened an investigation into waste of salmon taken in a commercial setnet at Clarks Point. The responsible permit holder was identified as Desmond Hurley, 31, of Dillingham. Investigation showed Hurley was not physically present at the fishing site during operation of his gear, he employed unlicensed crew, and 131 salmon from his net were wasted. On 11/30/20 Hurley was issued citations for waste of salmon, permit holder not physically present at the fishing site, and employing unlicensed crew. Arraignment set for 1/4/21 in Dillingham District Court.