Monday, February 6, 2012

Juneau dive fisherman nets $500 fine

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Conviction — unlawful use of dive gear
On 2/1/12 Todd W. Hadfield, 34, of Juneau, pled no contest in Juneau District Court to one count of unlawful use of commercial dive fishing gear. Hadfield was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended and placed on probation for two years. Initial investigation showed Hadfield, as the permit holder, allowed a crewmember to dive on the fishing grounds using scuba gear prior to the opening of a commercial sea cucumber dive fishery.

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