On 4-15-2014, Larry Gilman, age 53, of Whittier was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchorage Post, for Commercial fishing for shrimp Prince William Sound while in possession of an overlimit of pot gear. Gilman was cited into the Anchorage District Court Arraignment was set 5/20/2013.
On 01/25/14, Alaska Wildlife Trooper, Ketchikan Post, cited David Vest, 38 YOA, of Ketchikan, for multiple commercial Dungeness crab gear violations. On 04/12/14, David Vest was convicted of commercial fishing for Dungeness crab with pots that did not have a biodegradable escape mechanism, escape rings, and were not displaying an ADF&G number on the buoys. Ketchikan District Court sentenced him to pay a fine of $12,150 with $6,150 to pay with three years' probation. The illegal gear used in the violations, valued at $3300, was also forfeited to the state.
CORDOVA- On 4/9/14, a Jury Trial in the Cordova District Court, found Jim L . Frary, 55yoa, of Homer AK, guilty of failing to complete fish tickets as required by regulation. This case stemmed from August of 2011 incident, wh ere the defendant repeatedly disregarded the Processor (Trident Seafood's), ADF&G, and AWT in their attempts to have the defendant sign (complete) two fish tickets involving Black Cod and Halibut deliveries. The fish tickets were eventually completed to ADF&G's satisfaction 7 months after they were due.
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.