Arraignment for Unlawful Sale of Subsistence Herring Roe

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - A Juneau man is facing charges for unlawfully selling herring roe that was supposed to have been harvested as subsistence.

    According to State Trooper dispatch reports, the Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions charged Jeffery Katasse, who is 63-years-old of Juneau, for six counts of Unlawful Sale of Subsistence Herring Roe on Branches, and Prohibited Conduct General.

    Charges come from a Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation back in April 2017, which had revealed that Katasse had traveled to Sitka to harvest the roe and then sold fish boxes of herring roe on hemlock branches to at least six different people in communities outside of Sitka.

    An arraignment is set in the District Court at Sitka for April 24th.


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