KODIAK - A NOAA Fisheries groundfish observer has been fined $1,000 after admitting he created a hostile work environment for another observer.
Benjamin Michlig also can't work as a NOAA observer for 10 years.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that Michlig acknowledged sexually harassing the observer while the two shared a Kodiak bunkhouse in September 2008. Observers collect catch and bycatch data from U.S. commercial fishing and processing vessels, providing real-time scientific data.
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