Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers Cite Offenders For Undersized, Out of Season Fishing Violations

By  //  July 14, 2019

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resource inspection located undersized sheepshead, mangrove snapper and black drum

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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 on foot patrol at State Road 528 and the Banana River, Officer Balgo saw several individuals wading along the shoreline throwing cast nets.

A resource inspection located several undersized sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and black drum.

The individuals also did not possess any fishing license and harvested the mangrove snapper by illegal method. Citations were issued accordingly.

While on foot patrol Officer Balgo saw three individuals fishing along a dock off State Road 520.

He conducted a resource inspection of a cooler and found snook fillets tied in a plastic bag. One individual was cited for possession of snook during closed season.

Officers Hallsten and Balgo conducted commercial blue crab trap enforcement and discovered one commercial subject fishing 34 untagged traps. Charges were filed appropriately.

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