Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers Conduct Focused Patrols of Critical Wildlife Areas
By Space Coast Daily // November 18, 2017
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 patrol, Lieutenant Lightsey observed a man he had previously arrested earlier in the year driving down the roadway.
The man had an active warrant for resource violations in Indian River County. The officer stopped and approached the man. After informing him of the warrant, the man was arrested and delivered to the Brevard County Sherriff’s Office without incident.
Officers conducted focused patrols of Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA) in the Indian River Lagoon and at the Stick Marsh. Officers spoke with boaters and wildlife viewers concerning the CWA boundaries and purpose.
While on foot patrol at a local causeway, Officer Balgo observed an individual fishing along the shoreline. The individual stated he did not have any fish. After further inspection, Officer Balgo located one undersized red drum, one undersized spotted sea trout and one undersized mangrove snapper. The individual was cited accordingly.
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