Officials say two abalone divers died over the weekend in separate incidents at popular diving locations along the northern Sonoma Coast.
Thirteen people are under arrest on suspicion of being part of an abalone poaching network after fish and game wardens served search warrants on 14 locations.
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Fish and Game officials said reports of dead abalone and a variety of invertebrates have come from Bodega Bay, Russian Gulch, Fort Ross, Timber Cove and Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County.
A Petaluma abalone poacher last week was sentenced to 90 days’ work release and fined $15,000 for selling the mollusks to a restaurant owner.
A Santa Rosa man Friday morning became the second abalone diver in two days to die while harvesting the mollusks on the Sonoma Coast.
A diver whose death was initially reported as a drowning this morning appears to have suffered a medical emergency while looking for abalone on the Sonoma Coast, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.
Two San Francisco men are facing charges after state wildlife officials say they were caught poaching abalone, including one man who was allegedly caught three times.