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Good job to our troopers. I hope they continue to bust the guide outfits that are ignoring the laws that they others follow.
I'm not buying that excuse for a minute. So lame...especially that the majority of the fine was suspended. 15K = roughly 3-5 clients. Big whoop. With 4 boats running, this is like losing 3/4 boat for one week out of the season."We just had some aggressive fishermen that was trying to compete," Kulavik said. "They just got caught up in it. They've been good people up until that point and for some reason they just lost it. It was the end of the season, it was September, and it should have never happened."
Troopers reported that the guides were fishing, taking over the limits of halibut, fishing more than one line per client and failing to record the harvested fish, including several sharks that were killed and dumped into the sea, Peterson wrote.
I'm curious what kinds of sharks they are referring to.
A nine boat operation, owned by a out of stater, and no regard for the laws.. What a nightmare.
Salmon Sharks, I imagine. Also, it doesn't seem like this is the first time they've possibly committed an infraction. I don't remember there being a 2 line regulation in effect in 2009 (and I may be entirely mistaken), but in this video I'm pretty sure that they're fishing at least 5 lines with what looks to be 4 clients on the boat.
The 3:11 mark...
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I have a feeling this won't be the last such violation - so let's use it to end this:
If anyone sees an extra rod, undersized fish, guide fishing, turn their lameness into authorities and I'll betcha next sting they'll keep the boats, and sell them to pay the fine.
I believe ANY shark that is retained (as in killed) needs to be recorded and by far the most abundant shark around that is regularly caught is the spiny dogfish...
I was wondering if they were dogfish.
60k is a rather steep fine, and it'll get some attention. As with all things, it'd be interesting to hear both sides of the story.
The guy deserved it. It gives all guides a black eye. Out of state ownership....unethical fishing practices...over limit....sound exactly what commercial fishermen have been saying is going on for years....They should have kept the boats too.
I don't mind getting a ticket every year or so for a violation( helps support the troopers) but when guides are doing that much wrong every day - they need to go.
Does anybody know if this outfit was run by resident Alaskans or the chumps who come up for 6 months fish and run back to the lower 48?
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