Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers Issue Citations For Illegal Fishing
By Space Coast Daily // March 15, 2018
FWC resource inspection located illegal fish
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 in Sebastian Inlet State Park, Officer Kearney conducted resource inspections on the north jetty and discovered that a man had a large snook in his cooler.
A measurement of the fish revealed it was over the 28-32 inch slot size. A citation was issued for possession of over the slot size for snook.
While on water patrol in Port Canaveral, Officers Balgo, Rasey and Wehner were conducting resource inspections on incoming vessels.
During one inspection, the officers located an undersized cobia in a cooler bag on the vessel. The individual was issued a citation.
While on foot patrol at US 1 and the Sebastian River, Officer Balgo observed two individuals cast netting.
A resource inspection located an undersized sheepshead, an undersized snook, and illegal method for harvesting snook. Citations for the violations were issued accordingly.
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