Re: What's the penalty for lobster hunting w/o a license?

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Posted by Patrick on September 29, 2005 at 07:53:59:

In Reply to: What's the penalty for lobster hunting w/o a license? posted by John P on September 28, 2005 at 16:21:06:

I believe that there is a minumum fine called out in the regs, but it usually comes down to the specific violation and the judge handling the case.

The last one I was aware of was fairly egregious - the diver had a license and had been cited for 15-16 bugs. I believe the penalty was $500 for the violation (over limit) and $500 for each lobster over limit $4,000 -$4,500, and confiscation of his gear, probably another few thousand.

And this guy had his license...

Pretty expensive dinner.

Stay wet, stay legal.

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