Kookesh Wants Federal Court to Hear Fishing Case

State Sen. Albert Kookesh, a Democrat, hopes to take his recent subsistence violation to a federal court. Kookesh and three other Angoon residents were cited by state troopers on July 12th for catching more sockeye salmon in a beach seine than allowed under subsistence permit rules. Kookesh now says he’ll oppose the violation on grounds that the state has no jurisdiction over subsistence on federal lands.

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

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