Saturday, November 7, 2015

Juneau crabber fined $3K after no contest plea

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Juneau
Type: Sentencing
On 11/6/15 Dennis J. Capua, 60, of Juneau, pled no contest in Juneau District Court to one count of operating commercial Dungeness crab gear during a closed season. Capua was fined $6,000 with $3,000 suspended and placed on probation for 18 months. The charges stemmed from an investigation by Juneau Wildlife Troopers which showed that Capua had failed to remove at least 64 crab pots from the waters of Stephens Passage before the summer season closed on 8/15/15.

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