Alaska Wildlife Troopers located and contacted Thomas Wickman of Wrangell after an investigation revealed Wickman stored commercial Dungeness crab pot gear in unlawful storage condition. A mandatory court arraignment is scheduled in the Wrangell District Court. In a related incident, on April 4, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Wrangell Post had located four commercial Dungeness crab pots in a closed season belonging to Wickman in the marine waters of Vixen Inlet.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers Wrangell Post contacted Peter Jung of Washington about an investigation revealing that Jung was operating sport fish Dungeness crab pots with no bio escape mechanism. Jung was cited into Wrangell District Court with a bail amount of $110.
During a patrol utilizing state aircraft, the F/ V Irish Eyes was observed to be operating a commercial gillnet 1.097 nautical miles south of the southern 15C district boundary line. The skipper, Gilbert Gunderson of Wrangell, was cited for operating a commercial gillnet during a closed period and issued a mandatory court appearance on June 27, 2013 in the Juneau District Court.