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H. Robin Samuelsen on problematic court appearances, and the fishing season so far

Long time Bristol Bay drift fisherman Robin Samuelsen was in court Monday for arraignment on a charge of fishing with an improperly marked buoy.

While he acknowledged the violation and agreed to plead guilty, he told the court the timing of the mandatory court date substantially increased the fine.

His was one of about a dozen fishing violation arraignments Monday in Dillingham. More were arraigned Tuesday in Dillingham, and three dozen were scheduled in Naknek Wednesday.

KDLG's Dave Bendinger caught his reaction after the hearing for the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report.