|Sentences look very light to me|
Posted by Elaine on July 07, 2009 at 04:32:35:|
In Reply to: abalone court posted by on July 06, 2009 at 23:47:32:
I would have thought that abalone penalties would be much stiffer.
Perhaps if the judge were named "Mike Nelson" (from sea hunt) instead of "David Nelson" (played on Payton Place & the Love Boat, and directed some episodes of Ozzie and Harriet) the sentences would provide more of a deterrent.
I am very removed from abalone hunting as I don't eat sea food and only tasted an abalone once to see what the fuss was about (ick) but I know that there are a lot of people who seem to love them and their value puts the entire abalone population at risk.
I would have been happier reading this thinking "wow, he threw the book at them" instead of feeling like they got a hand slap.
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