A Juneau judge ordered Doc Warner’s Lodge to pay a $10,000 fine for illegally selling fish that had been sport caught by clients and/or employees, the Alaska Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.
Judge Thomas Nave sentenced the lodge to pay $40,000, but suspended $30,000 of that amount, a release from DPS states. The amount was set out in a plea agreement reached by Doc Warner’s and the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals. Nave also imposed informal probation for two years, conditioned on the lodge not breaking the law again during that time.
Doc Warner’s’ Alaska operations are located on Excursion Inlet about 30 miles west of Juneau, according to the lodge’s website. Only the lodge, which operates as a limited liability corporation, faced charges; no people were accused of wrongdoing.