Former Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Dan Coffey cited for violating fishing regulations

A state trooper on a boat patrol in the Peril Strait area, north of Sitka, found that crab traps belonging to Coffey had been baited with sport-caught king salmon, according to a written statement from the troopers. Under state fishing regulations, only salmon scraps can be used as bait, and “Coffey was using other than the head, tail, fins, closely trimmed skeleton, or viscera,” according to the troopers’ account. more@adn 09:05

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