Brevard Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Bust Perps For Illegal Fishing
By Space Coast Daily // October 12, 2019
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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 – Officer Hallsten was on vessel patrol within Port Canaveral when he conducted a fisheries inspection on a commercial fishing vessel returning from offshore.
While conducting the inspection, Officer Hallsten discovered one out of season snowy grouper. One federal citation was issued.
Officer Marroquin saw a group fishing near the US 192 bridge and conducted a resource inspection.
An inspection of a cooler in their truck revealed six mangrove snapper, four of which were undersized.
The cooler also contained an undersized permit. One individual admitted to catching the snapper and was issued a notice to appear. Another individual was issued a warning for the permit.
Officer Marroquin saw two individuals cast netting near the US 192 bridge.
A resource inspection found the individuals in possession of two undersized snook, three undersized mangrove snapper, two undersized sheepshead, and one undersized black drum. Both individuals were issued the appropriate citations.
Officer Kearney saw two men fishing from a bridge and conducted a resource inspection.
He saw several species of fish, including what appeared to be numerous undersized mangrove snapper.
After counting and measuring the snapper, it was found that the men were in possession of eight undersized mangrove snapper and over the bag limit of mangrove snapper. The appropriate citations were issued for the violations.
Officer Maslo saw a man fishing from the shoreline and approached him to inspect his catch.
The subject possessed eleven mangrove snapper, six over the five per person bag limit. Additionally, eight of the snapper were under the legal minimum size limit. A citation was issued for the offenses.
Lieutenant Lightsey saw a man throwing a cast net off a dock and conducted a resource inspection.
A records check revealed the man’s fishing license had been revoked since 2017. A notice to appear was issued for the violation of fishing on a revoked license.
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