'Deadliest Catch' star fined for issues with his boating equipment

“Deadliest Catch” star Captain Sean Dwyer is in trouble with the law.

According to court documents posted by TMZ, Alaska's Fish and Game officials fined Dwyer for some issues with his crab-catching equipment.

The rules states that crab pots must have an 18-inch flap to allow the crab to escape, should it find its way back into the ocean. Dwyer’s crab pot only had a 15-inch flap, which has reportedly been fixed. The reality star reportedly paid $1,500 in fines and is now on probation for two years.

Dwyer is the youngest captain of the Brenna A ship at 24 years old. It’s his first season with the hit Discovery series that has been airing for 12 seasons.

The Discovery Channel declined FOX411’s request for comment.

Dwyer told FOX411 when he visited our New York City studio in March his boat is his primary concern.

“I try to not make a decision that is bad for the boat so as long as the guys on deck are thinking the same thing… we’re all on the same page. It doesn’t always happen and maybe their attitudes change but that’s my first priority.”

Dwyer said he values crewmembers who are as concerned about his boat as he is.

“It’s our home. It makes us money. It’s our little ecosystem, you know, whatever you want to call it. I want the guys to be thinking about the health of the boat and themselves first, and then all the rest is easy.”