FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Highlights For Cases In Brevard County

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The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week, but does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Maslo was on patrol when she received a call from FWC dispatch stating a man with an orange bucket was taking undersized mangrove snapper.

The officer arrived at a local bridge and found a man fitting the description. A resource inspection revealed the man was in possession of 11 mangrove snapper, seven of which were undersized.

The man was also in possession of one undersized spotted sea trout.

The man was issued a citation for possession of undersized mangrove snapper, possession of over the bag limit of mangrove snapper, and a warning for possession of undersized sea trout.

SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Marroquin was on patrol at Sebastian Inlet State Park when an off-duty officer advised him a man was consuming alcohol in the park. Officer Marroquin approached the man, who was fishing, to address the alcohol violation and conduct a fisheries inspection.

The officer’s resource inspection revealed the man was in possession of three undersized sheepshead and was violating the park’s alcohol rules.

A citation was issued for possession of undersized sheepshead and a warning for consuming alcohol in a state park.

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