Alaska Native fishermen found guilty for violating state orders
Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Three Alaska Native fishermen were found guilty for violating state fishing restrictions.
The state has issued 22 orders affecting the salmon fishery.
The fishermen, who primarily speak Yup'ik, argued that they weren't property informed of the restrictions but the judge disagreed.
The state arrested two dozen Alaska Natives over the summer.
The remainder of the defendants are awaiting trial.
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