Sunday, March 28, 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021

Halibut captain lacked CFEC permit, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: No CFEC permit
On 3/11/21 Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified by NOAA Office of Law Enforcement that during a routine boarding of the F/V Evening Star during an IFQ offload of halibut, they had discovered the captain and permit holder, John Bruce, 45, of Poulsbo, Wash., had failed to obtain a 2021 Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission permit enabling him to land or possess commercially taken fish in Alaska waters. Troopers met with NOAA and Bruce in Juneau and issued him a summons for failing to obtain a CFEC permit prior to fishing.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Shrimp seller lacked proper permit, troopers say

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Failure to obtain permit
On 1/15/21 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Anthony Byford, 42, of Juneau, captain and permit holder on the F/V Ariel, while he was conducting dockside sales of processed shrimp. Investigation revealed Byford had failed to obtain a 2021 catcher-processor permit from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as required. On 3/11/21 Byford was issued a citation for the violation and given a mandatory court date.

More charges filed for undersized crab

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Undersized Tanner crab
On 3/3/21 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Ty Barkhoefer, 54, of Sitka, and Thomas Trager, 31, of California, for possession of undersized commercial Tanner crab. The charges are a result of an offload inspection on 2/28/21 when Trager, a crewman onboard the F/V Chelsea Dawn, was observed by troopers measuring and breaking an undersized crab in the hold of the vessel. Subsequent investigation showed there were undersized crab retained in the hold during the offload. Barkhoefer was charged as the permit holder and operator of the vessel.