Big bottom fishing bust happening off Beach Drive

A frequent visitor to the south Alki “Rock Pile” reef appears to be suspected for illegal fishing. The authorities have been rafted up for at least an hour searching and confiscating what must be illegal fish. This has been a regular stop for this boat over the last couple of years.

DSC_0888The boat registration appears to be from Oregon

With a view from my telescope, I can see handcuffs being put on a couple of the men and a telephones being passed between the 10 fishermen/women/children and the authority. Might be a language barrier. Poles have been confiscated and paperwork passed out.

The bottomfish rules for Area 10 are as follows…

BottonFishRules

DSC_0904Several fish have been thrown to the gulls. We may be reading about this on a poaching enforcement site soon!

BlackRockfish

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

Comments

  1. Is it a state enforcement boat? Might not be too late to contact the DFW if that’s what you are seeing. I have been downtown covering a couple of stories all day and unable to go take a look at what you’re seeing …

  2. Scupper says:

    I’m pretty sure it was DFW, they wrote me a fat ticket earlier this month for being one day late on my boat tabs!

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