judging by the crime stats. Not so much in some regions– Yukon has no commercial and no subsistence fishing allowed– no fish.
In Bristol Bay, commercial fishing is closed due to lack of canning capacity,
Glut of reds overwhelms Bristol Bay processors The major processing companies were unable to handle the glut of fish, and last Sunday, the earliest date ever, they put fishermen on catch limits; some suspended buying altogether….
But still some people are hopeful (In a Twitter update Sunday, she said she was looking forward to joining her family as they commercially fish in Bristol Bay– I head 2 West AK villages today, look forward to their busy comm fish activity! )
Case number: To be assigned
Type: Personal use fishing violation
Text: On 7-2-09, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted 18 year old Mitchel Halverson from Anchorage during an investigation. The investigation revealed Halverson invited non residents to participate in the taking of fish under his Kasilof River personal use set net permit then gave some of the fish to the no residents. Halverson was issued a summons for improper use of personal use caught fish. The offense carries a mandatory court appearance and arraignment is on 7-31-09.
Received Friday, July 03, 2009 7:03 AM and posted Friday, July 03, 2009 7:24 AM
Location: Copper Center
Case number: 09-53514
Type: Removing salmon from the water prior to release Text: On 6-23-09 Glennallen Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report of people on the Klutina River pulling multiple salmon onto the rocks before releasing them. Troopers contacted Matthew Conner (age 26 / Anchorage) who was observed by Troopers removing salmon from the water onto the riverbank then releasing them back into the Klutina River. Conner was issued a citation for removing a salmon from the water prior to releasing. Conner was cited to the Glennallen Court with a bail of $110.
Received Friday, July 03, 2009 8:03 AM and posted Friday, July 03, 2009 9:00 AM
Case Number: 090055437
Type: C/F Closed Water
Text: On 6/27/09, Haaken T. Anderson, 37 YOA, of Dillingham, Alaska was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife troopers for commercial fishing in closed water in the Egegik District. Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on 7/10/09. Author: PLF0
Received Friday, July 03, 2009 11:03 AM and posted Friday, July 03, 2009 11:41 AM
Location: Naknek River
Case Number: 090056187
Type: No King Stamp
Text: On 6/30/09, Daniel L. Slevin, 42 YOA, of Portland, Oregon was cited by Bristol Bay Wildlife Troopers for negligently fishing without a non-resident king stamp. Bail was set at $200.00. Author: GSC1 Received Friday, July 03, 2009 11:03 AM and posted Friday, July 03, 2009 11:53 AM
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