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Location: Prince of Wales Island
Type: Escape Mechanism Violation

Dispatch Text:

On 6/30/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Prince of Wales Island located and seized three dungy pots in the Klawock Inlet that did not have the biodegradable escape mechanism as required by regulation. Investigation showed that the pots were being fished by Peter Balasky, age 79 of Florida. Balasky was later located and cited for the violation, and the pots were returned.

Posted on 7/8/2019 11:36:38 AM by DPS\bamank

Posting Section: AK Wildlife Troopers