One Jailed and Another Cited in Yukon River Subsistence Fishing Spat

A gillnet, used for personal-use, subsistence sockeye salmon fishing, lies on the bank of the Kvichak River in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
A gillnet, used for personal-use, subsistence salmon fishing.

A spat over subsistence fishing on the Yukon River sent one man to jail and got another a citation on Thursday, the troopers reported.

Troopers responded to Tanana after receiving a report of an assault on Thursday. The investigation at the interior community revealed that Lester Erhart attempted to run over Aaron Kozevnikoff twice with a four-wheeler over a dispute about fishing on the river. According to the report, Kozevnikoff had removed Erhart’s subsistence net from the river that was lawfully fishing during a subsistence opening.

Erhart was arrested and transported to Fairbanks and remanded at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Kozevnikoff was cited for Obstruction of Lawful Fishing.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]