State v. Dutch Harbor Seafoods, Ltd

In State v. Dutch Harbor Seafoods, Ltd., 965 P.2d 738 (Alaska 1998) the supreme court reaffirmed its central holding in State v. Clayton in the context of the noncriminal commercial fishing offenses defined as "violations" in AS 16.05.722: "State v. Clayton recognized that, regardless of the legislative designation of such offenses as non-criminal, violations and infractions are minor criminal offenses in substance and are to be enforced and adjudicated using criminal procedures." (Id. at 746.)