A commercial crabber from Vallejo, California, may pay over $1 million in penalties
And restitution for unlawfully capturing more than 250 Dungeness crabs from the North Farallon Island State Marine Reserve.
The marine reserve is off-limits to commercial crabbing and serves as blue and humpback whale habitat.
Agents spotted 92 crab trap buoys in the reserve's south.
"This is the most heinous example of illegal crabbing in San Francisco's history," the plaintiffs claimed in the complaint.