USCG Warns Fishermen, Particularly Crabbers, About the Perils of Turning Off AIS
Fishermen hoping to guard their favorite fishing holes by turning off their vessels' automated identifications system should think twice about that.
Or think about a maximum penalty of up to $35,486 per violation. For a Dungeness crabber, that could be roughly 10,000 to 12,000 pounds of crab, depending on the ex-vessel price.
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a warning to mariners and commercial fisherman about the dangers and legal consequences of disabling a vessel's AIS.
The Coast Guard has...
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