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!!!
October 30: There's a new king in the crab world – at least this season; the Togiak herring forecast is looking good for next year, and discussing a Bristol Bay permit buy-back.
October 24: The Coast Guard gets busy as soon as the crab season begins, we hear how one CDQ group is doing, and maybe limitless power for False Pass to process fish and light up the town.
October 16: The United Fishermen of Alaska announced its Fishermen of the Year and Hall of Fame awards; we’ve got a wrap up of the Cook Inlet salmon season, and the plan to eradicate pike from the Kenai Peninsula is finally moving forward.