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

By  //  May 9, 2017

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FWC OFFICERS CITE subjects for oversized fish

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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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: 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 – While patrolling Sebastian Inlet State Park, Officers Hadwin, Graves and Rasey conducted a resource inspection on a fisherman.

When asked if he had any luck, the subject responded that he had a “massive 31-inch snook.” After measuring the snook, it was 33 1/8 inches long.

The subject was issued a citation for harvesting an oversized snook. Later that night, officers observed a fisherman slide what appeared to be a black garbage bag under his back pack before heading to the parking lot.

As the officer approached the subject for a resource inspection, the subject attempted to avoid the officers. The officers stopped the subject and inspected his catch.

The fisherman had five ladyfish, one jack crevalle in a five-gallon bucket and a redfish that measured 36 inches in the black plastic garbage bag. The subject was issued a citation for harvesting an over the size limit red drum.

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