California wants a Washington state seafood company fined for the nearly two tons of dead Dungeness crabs it had to dump from a 17-ton haul: far more "dead loss" than can lawfully be taken even with a permit.

A California Fish and Wildlife warden found defendant Pacific Dream's commercial fishing boat, the Renard, unloading crab caught in or around Half Moon Bay on Nov. 23, 2014.

The captain showed a Dungeness Crab Vessel Permit and acknowledged the dead crabs came from his ship.

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