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Trooper Report Week of July 29, 2017

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Location: Whale Pass / Prince Of Wales

AK17052432
Type: Search and Rescue
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On 7/29/2017 at approximately 2235 hours the United States Coast Guard (USCG) put out a notice to all mariners to be on the lookout for a 16 foot red and silver vessel containing two mariners that were overdue in the Whale Pass area of Prince of Wales Island. USCG indicated the last time the vessel was seen was around 1200 hours in the area of the north side of West Island. The Alaska State Troopers P/V Enforcer was anchored up approximately 7 miles away. The P/V Enforcer responded to the area of West Island and started a search. The weather in the area was 25kt winds from the SE with gust up to 35kts and five to seven foot seas. On 7/30/2017 at approximately 0015 hours the crew spotted a faint light in the distance on the Prince of Wales shoreline directly across from West Island. With the use of a FLIR the crew was able to identify a heat signature of an individual on the shore line. The P/V Enforcer crew launched a skiff with the P/V Enforcer engineer, a National Marine Fisheries Officer, and an Alaska Wildlife Trooper and went to the shore where they located two individuals identified as William Davidson ( age 68 of Virginia) and Henry Davidson ( age 70 of Oregon) and their 16 foot red Lund. At approximately 0047 P/V Enforcer crew was able to load William and Henry up in the P/V Enforcer skiff and tow their Lund back to the P/V Enforcer. William and Henry were fishing in the West Island area when the noticed the weather was starting to deteriorate around 1200 hours. William and Henry decided to pull anchor and head back to Whale Pass. William and Henry indicated that the seas were too rough to make it back to Whale Pass so they decided to beach their skiff on the shore at approximately 1230 hours and wait the weather out. William and Henry did not have a two way radio communications or any other way to make a distress call in their skiff. William and Henry reported no injuries except being cold, wet and tired. William and Henry were returned safely to the Whale Pass dock.


Location: Craig

AK17051092
Type: Improper Escape Mechanism on Personal Use Shrimp Pots
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On 7/20/2017 Alaska Wildlife Troopers on the PV Enforcer cited Steven Lemire, age 67 of Craig, for operating personal use shrimp pots with improper biodegradable escape mechanism. Lemire was cited into the District Court at Prince of Wales with a bail amount of $110.


Location: Craig

AK17051095
Type: Retain Undersized King Salmon While Commercial Fishing
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On 7/21/2017 Alaska Wildlife Troopers on the PV Enforcer contacted Kevin Dau, age 42 of Craig. Investigation revealed Dau caught and retained a hatchery king salmon while commercial trolling that measured less than 28 inches in length. Dau was issued a summons to appear in the District Court at Prince of Wales for arraignment.


Location: Craig

AK17051096
Type: Non-resident Fail to Log Lingcod / Improper Buoy Markings on Sport Fish Shrimp Pots
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On 7/21/2017 Alaska Wildlife Troopers on the PV Enforcer contacted James Yowan, age 53 of Minnesota, and Richard Hermanson, age 61 of Washington. Investigation revealed Yowan caught a lingcod while sport fishing and failed to immediately log the lingcod on his sport fishing license. Further investigation revealed Hermanson was operating shrimp pots with improper buoy markings. Yowan was cited into the District Court at Prince of Wales with a total bail amount of $220 for failing to log his lingcod and for operating shrimp pots with improper buoy markings.


Location: Craig

AK17051098
Type: Over Limit Sport Fish
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On 7/21/2017 Alaska Wildlife Troopers on the PV Enforcer contacted Bryce Ikeuchi, age 41 of Prince of Wales. Investigation revea


Location: Craig

AK17051099

Type: Failed to Complete Sport Fish Guide Logbook
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On 7/21/2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers on the PV Enforcer contacted Lee Findley, age 33 of Prince of Wales. Investigation revealed Findley, while working as a sport fish guide for El Capitan Lodge, failed to complete his sport fish guide log book prior to completing his guide trip. Findley was cited into the District Court at Prince of Wales with a bail amount of $210.


Location: Port Protection

AK17051104
Type: Non-resident Fail to Log Lingcod
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On 7/17/2017 Alaska Wildlife Troopers on the PV Enforcer cited Peter Kung, age 40 of Washington, for failing to immediately log a lingcod he had retained as a non-resident on his sport fishing license. Kung was cited into the District Court at Petersburg with a bail amount of $110.



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