Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers Nail Boater Under the Influence With 56 Undersized Spiny Lobsters
By Space Coast Daily // October 7, 2018
BUI offender and poacher arrested by FWC
MyFWC –Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers recently nailed a poacher who was operating a boat recklessly.
According to FWC officials, after being alerted to the situation, FWC officers were on the lookout for the dangerous boater and approached the vessel that matching the description they were given.
“The operator of the boat veered toward a dock and began taking lobster from a cooler and throwing it off the boat,” said FWC officials.
“A sobriety test revealed that the boater was under the influence. Further inspection of the boat led to the discovery of 61 spiny lobster, 56 of which were undersized.”
An out-of-season, undersized stone crab in whole condition was also found on the boat. The boater was cited for these violations and arrested for Boating Under the Influence.
“While you are enjoying our waters, remember to always put your safety and the safety of those around you first and respect our natural resources,” said FWC officials.
If you suspect a fishing, hunting or other wildlife violation, report it to us via our Wildlife Alert Hotline by calling 888-404-FWCC (3922), #FWC or #FWC on a cell phone, or texting/emailing Tip@MyFWC.com
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