Monday, February 8, 2016

Californian fined for unlawful shellfish possession

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Prince of Wales Island
Type: Conviction
On 11/16/15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers based on the P/V Enforcer contacted Sidney McGuire, 27, of California, in Hetta Inlet near Prince of Wales Island. McGuire was onboard the commercial fishing vessel Sea Hunt and was participating in the commercial sea cucumber dive fishery. Investigation revealed McGuire was in unlawful possession of rock scallops while in possession of commercially harvested sea cucumbers. McGuire was issued a summons to appear in Craig District Court. A bench trial was held on 2/3/16 and McGuire was found guilty of the offense of unlawful possession of miscellaneous shellfish aboard a vessel. McGuire was sentenced to a fine of $400 with $200 suspended and one year of probation.

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