Brevard Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Bust Perps For Illegal Fishing, BUI
By Space Coast Daily // January 24, 2020
commercial king mackerel boat in Port Canaveral inspection found 85 king mackerel, 10 over the commercial limit
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 Balgo observed three individuals washing down a vessel near Freddie Patrick Boat Ramp.
As he approached, one individual was filleting a snook. A resource inspection found an oversized 34-inch snook in a cooler on the vessel. Citations were issued accordingly.
Officer Balgo observed a commercial king mackerel boat in Port Canaveral.
A resource inspection found 85 king mackerel, 10 over the commercial limit. A federal citation was issued.
Officer Balgo observed two individuals wading along the shoreline throwing cast nets.
He located a bucket hidden in the bushes, which contained several undersized sheepshead, stone crabs in whole condition, and undersized stone crab claws. Citations were issued accordingly.
Officers Mock and Marroquin were on water patrol when they observed a vessel being operated in an unusual manner.
The officers stopped the vessel to conduct a vessel safety inspection and the operator showed signs of impairment. Standardized field sobriety tasks were conducted, and the operator was arrested for boating under the influence. The operator was transported and booked into the Brevard County Jail.
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