Unalakleet Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Subsistence Fishing

Aug 7, 2013

A Unalakleet man has pled guilty to two counts of unlawful subsistence fishing in July. In court Wednesday, 39 year old Norman P. Haugen  was ordered to pay 500 dollars with 250 dollars suspended. He also forfeited the fish to the state and will be on fish and wildlife probation for a year on each count. Troopers in early July reported that Haugen caught 25 king salmon illegally, by using gillnets sized at 8 inches and 7 and ¾ of an inch, when the mesh size was restricted to 4 and a half inches. They seized 25 king salmon, along with 10 chums and 1 pink.