More Commercial Fishermen Sentenced For Illegal Harvesting of Rockfish
Largest Violator to Date Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison
The restitution from each sentence is being paid to the congressionally-established National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which has established a Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Restoration Account. The fines paid by the defendants will be paid into the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, which is maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Dean, Crowder and Quade each pleaded guilty on
Charges were filed on
Sentencing dates for the remaining commercial fishermen who have pleaded guilty to similar charges are listed below.
Additionally, Cannon Seafood, a
As a result of the investigation and prosecution, two fish wholesalers and a total of 14 individuals have been charged, including today’s defendants. Additionally, four defendants have been sentenced to prison as a result of the investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice