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On 7-11-18, 36 Y/O Everett S. Peter of Marshall, AK pled GUILTY in Aniak District Court to the charge of operating a subsistence drift gillnet with oversized mesh. Peter was fined $500, and the 17 Chinook Salmon he caught using the oversized net were forfeited. The charge resulted after AWT Troopers on aircraft patrol contacted Everett operating a fifty fathom subsistence drift gillnet with 7.5 inch mesh during a fishing period restricted to the use of 6 inch or less mesh in the interest of Chinook conservation.
On 6/24/18 at 2250 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers based in McGrath and Aniak charged 36 y/o Everett Peter of Marshall with operating a drift gillnet with oversized mesh. During an aircraft patrol in Yukon District Y-2, troopers contacted Peter as he operated a drift gillnet near a fish camp outside the village of Marshall. The investigation showed Peter was operating a 50 fathom drift gillnet with 7.5" mesh while the fishery was restricted to subsistence fishing with 6” or less mesh. The mesh restriction was in the interest of Chinook Salmon conservation. 17 female Chinook Salmon were seized. Peter will be arraigned at Aniak Court on 7/11/18.
Posted on 6/27/2018 3:49:30 PM by DPS\tjdespain