Posted by Max Bottomtime on April 11, 2005 at 04:25:11:
In Reply to: Abalone poacher gets fine, probation posted by on April 11, 2005 at 00:31:01:
"Just days into abalone season, the state Department of Fish and Game hopes the sentencing of an abalone poacher last week will deter others from raiding the diminishing stocks of the mollusk along the San Mateo County coast."
With a $5000 fine and probation, that will likely encourage poaching. Does anyone really believe that was the only time he ever did it? He likely made a lot more than $5000 selling abs to those restaurants. Until these guys get jail time and a serious fine, there's no reason for them to stop poaching.
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