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Local trooper busts out of state fisherman illegally harvesting crab


Oregon resident William Wahl, 41, pled guilty Tuesday in Petersburg court to a misdemeanor count of Prohibited Conduct after State Wildlife Trooper Cody Litster found illegally harvested Red King Crab aboard his boat, the F/V Victory.

Wahl and his crew were tendering in Bristol Bay early last summer and after the season wrapped up they fished for the crab around the Aleutians before moving to Southeast to tender for salmon.

Litster said he’d been tipped off that Wahl and his crew had the Red King crab in his front freezer and investigated the vessel when it was harbored in Petersburg last...

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