Sunday, September 5, 2021

Seiners cited, salmon seized at Sitka

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Commercial seine closed period
On 9/2/21 Robert Thorstenson, 57, of Juneau, captain of the F/V Vigilant, and Jason Moilanen, 48, of Petersburg, permit holder aboard the vessel, were found to be fishing in waters closed to commercial seining during a seine opening in Silver Bay near Sitka. Both men were issued a summons to appear on 9/21/21 in the Sitka court for commercial seining in a closed period. Wildlife troopers seized 5,170 pounds of salmon valued at $4,372.