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

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resource inspection located undersized sheepshead, vermillion snapper and black seabass

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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 Haulover Canal, Officer Balgo saw three individuals with a canoe along the northwest shoreline.

A resource and safety inspection located several undersized sheepshead and safety equipment violations. Citations were issued accordingly.

Officers Balgo, Miller, and Hallsten saw two individuals robbing and molesting a commercial blue crab trap.

The individuals were placed into custody and booked into the Brevard County Jail. Citations were issued to both individuals.

Lieutenant Davis and Officer Hallsten were on water patrol in Port Canaveral for the red snapper season.

They stopped a vessel to conduct a resource inspection and found five vermillion snapper and two black seabass that were undersized. The operator was issued a notice to appear and a warning for the violations.

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