Arne Fuvlvog was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland, who said the real crime committed was not monetary but to the reputation of the agency responsible for regulating fishing.
In addition, Fuglvog will have to pay a $50,000 fine and pay $100,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. That money will be used to improve fish habitat in the Gulf of Alaska.
In a tearful statement to the court, Fuvlvog expressed remorse for his actions and said he had no excuse for violating the regulations.
Fuvlvog was also a former fisheries aide for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.