A Petersburg skipper whose crew was caught on camera throwing seal bombs into a state-owned hatchery’s waters, driving salmon into his seine net, will pay more than $15,000 in a plea deal.
Andrew Kittams, 43, entered a guilty plea in October to one count of driving salmon from closed waters in the case dating back to July 2013, according to a December troopers dispatch. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed a charge of using explosives to drive salmon.
“The conviction stems from a July 2013 incident at Hidden Falls Hatchery where Kittams’ crew, on board the F/V Sara Dawn, were documented using explosives to drive salmon from a closed area into an active seine set,” troopers wrote.
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