Man cited in Marshall subsistence protest

Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A city police officer in Marshall has been ticketed for illegal fishing in a summer protest of subsistence fishing restrictions.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife service protection officer on Wednesday ticketed 32-year-old Jason Isaac, who was one of several men who boasted of illegal fishing.

Nick Andrew Jr., executive director of the Ohagamuit Traditional Council in Marshall, told The Tundra Drums that Isaac was the only one ticketed and the only one to tell investigators he fished illegally.

The fishermen told reporters they had caught 100 king salmon on June 26, during a closed fishing period, and delivered the fish to widows, elders and disabled residents.

Andrew said the tribe will fight to have the $275 ticket dismissed.



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