On June 14th, 2022

Settlement Reached in Illegal Disposal Near Ventura Harbor A CDFW and Ventura County DA investigation

“CDFW wardens work to protect our fish and wildlife so that we have a healthy environment for all,” -California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.

VENTURA – On June 13, 2022, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced that Ocean Angel II, LLC has entered a settlement following an unlawful deposit of toxic substances into state waters.

On December 3, 2021, the commercial fishing vessel Ocean Angel II was observed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) traveling just outside the Ventura Harbor, and illegally disposing squid wastewater, which is harmful to aquatic life due to its high concentration of ammonia.

Under the terms of the settlement, Ocean Angel II, LLC will pay $8,000 in civil penalties to the CDFW, $1,000 in civil penalties and $7,000 in investigative costs to the District Attorney’s Office. The settlement also requires compliance with all applicable laws related to California Fish and Game Code section 5650.

This settlement is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the CDFW and the District Attorney’s Office Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit.

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