Moore Charters LLC and Anies Sadeghi both pleaded no contest earlier this month in Juneau’s District Court to one count each of violating International Pacific Halibut Commission regulations and National Marine Fisheries Service regulations.
On March 18, Moore Charters LLC was fined $1,500 on each count, and Sadeghi was fined $250.00 on each count.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers began an investigation Jan. 11 into reported illegal sport fish guide activity by Juneau-based Moore Charters LLC, according to a press release by Alaska State Troopers. The investigation revealed that on multiple occasions Juneau resident and sport fish guide Anies Sadeghi, 23, allowed a crew member to retain halibut while paying clients were on board, a violation of NMFS regulations.
Further investigation revealed that Sadeghi also fished more lines than paying clients onboard his vessel on multiple charter trips.
Investigators also discovered Sadeghi and Juneau resident Grantley Moore, 41, failed to complete multiple logbook pages in 2015. As a result, Sadeghi was issued two citations, which both carry a $210 fine. Sadeghi was additionally issued a summons for sport fishing more lines than paying clients onboard.
Moore was issued two $210 citations for failing to complete his sport fish guide logbook.
Moore Charters, LCC., was issued a summons for violating IPHC/NMFS regulations and allowing a sport fish guide employed by the company to fish more lines than paying clients.