I got similar ticket in the 90's. The gauge fit and had no play. We were boarded after a dive. The DFG agent said that the gauge had to stick when he lifted the lobster upside down. Took it to court and the warden did not show up. CASE DISMISSED !
I say you have a 50/50 chance that they won't show up. Good Luck.
Let us know. But be cool to them. And isn't 8 enough??? Is that ninth that is marginal worth it??? With fish or lobster I don't measure. I make sure they are plenty big. Its just is not worth the Hastle. The worry. I always know my shit is straight!!!!