Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers aboard the FWC’s Gulf Sentry, an offshore patrol vessel, recently conducted a resource inspection on a commercial shrimping vessel that was determined to be operating illegally just south of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Bay. During their inspection, FWC officers discovered more than 11,000 pounds of shrimp, valued at more than $30,000, and several pounds of cobia fillets in the vessel’s freezer. […]
During the second week of March, Officer Humphrey put together targeted enforcement action plan (TEA) named “Safety Sailboat” to assist the U.S. Coast Guard during their annual Operation Gatekeeper detail.
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. […]
Officer Matthews was on patrol at Sebastian Inlet State Park when he observed a group of subjects loading up their vehicle in the parking lot. […]
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials were called to Hollywood Beach Resort to move a six-foot crocodile that was sunning himself. The crocodile could be seen near the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort around 12 noon on Monday. Miranda Grossman of the Hollywood Police Department told Patch that she can’t remember another call involving a crocodile on the beach. […]
With the statewide bear harvest standing at 295 bears at the end of day 2 of Florida’s bear hunt, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed the North and South bear management units (BMUs) to hunting Sunday, Oct. 25. East Panhandle and Central BMUs met their harvest objectives and closed to bear hunting on Oct 24. […]