On 9/6/14 the P/V Cama'i conducted a subsistence crab patrol at the head of the Pasagshak Bay. A buoy belonging to Robert Hough, age 65, of Kodiak was observed and the four crab pots attached to the buoy were inspected and revealed no biodegradable escape mechanism. All four pots were seized and brought back to Kodiak. On 9/13/14 Hough was contacted and issued a citation for no escape mechanisms on the subsistence crab pots. Bail was set at $110. All pots were returned to Hough
On 09/04/2014 at about 1500 hours, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) contacted Elia Michael, age 40 of Bethel on the Gweek River. Investigation revealed that Michael only had one PFD onboard his vessel that he was o
perating when there were two people onboard. Michael was issued a citation for not having enough PFDs for everyone on board his vessel. Bail for the offense is set at $110 the Bethel District Court.
On 8/23/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers Sitka Post contacted Jameszon Doggett age 29, of Sitka commercial handtrolling in Shelikof Bay aboard a 24' handtroll vessel. Investigation showed Doggett was operating gear with in one nautical mile of the Kruzof Island shoreline in the "Areas of High King Salmon Abundance" which are closed during the coho salmon commercial troll fishery by emergency order. Doggett was cited with arraignment set in Sitka District Court.
From KMXT in Kodiak, it's the Alaska Fisheries Report!
March 27: Coming up this week, one fisherman remembers that beautiful Friday evening 50 years ago when life in coastal Southcentral Alaska was turned upside down; others remember that chilly morning 25 years ago when life in coastal Southcentral Alaska was turned upside down again. And is it possible to restore one of the biggest salmon runs in history after so many years? All that and more, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from APRN’s Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C., KCAW’s Emily Forman in Sitka, and Northwest News Network’s Tom Banse in Tacoma.
March 20: Coming up this week, the fleet is on two-hour notice for Sitka herring, the halibut quota for CDQ fisheries are down this year, an explosion aboard a factory trawler takes the life of one crewman, and going for geoduck. We had help from KYUK’s Ben Matheson in Bethel, KUCB’s Lauren Rosenthal in Unalaska, KDLG’s Mike Mason in Dillingham, KRBD’s Leila Kheiry in Ketchikan and KFSK’s Joe Viechnicki in Petersburg.
March 13: Coming up this week, the halibut season is underway now, and we get a little refresher on the regulation changes for 2014; the herring GHL in Sitka has been reduced, and what’s a fishing town supposed to do when it’s told to diversify its economy? We had help from KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz in Sitka, and KFSK’s Angela Denning in Petersburg.