March 29, 2018
Wildlife Troopers from Klawock, Petersburg and Wrangell concluded an investigation which began in December 2017. Investigation determined Jonathan McGraw Jr., 43, from Naukati; Keith Wagner, 52, from Naukati; and Curtis Looper, 27, from Naukati, were commercially harvesting sea cucumbers from closed waters including from the sea cucumber preserve in Whale Pass. McGraw’s boat the F/V Bottom Time, a 19-foot aluminum work skiff, his dive gear, and 1,263 pounds of sea cucumbers were seized on December 19. McGraw was charged with seven counts of Commercial Fishing Closed Waters, seven...