FWC Law Enforcement Report

May 12, 2019

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the period ending April 25 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

Officers Long and Allgood were on vessel patrol and conducted a resource and safety inspection on a recreational vessel with three occupants on board. During the inspection, six gray triggerfish were discovered. Current Florida law prohibits possession of more than one gray triggerfish per person. Additionally, one of the triggerfish was found to be shorter than the required minimum of 15 inches. The captain of the vessel was cited for possession of over the daily bag limit and undersized triggerfish.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Officer Ramos was on water patrol in Santa Rosa Sound when he saw a recreational vessel returning from offshore. A boating safety and resource inspection was performed. During the inspection, Officer Ramos located three greater amberjack that the subjects harvested on their trip. The subjects were issued citations for taking and possessing greater amberjack during the closed season.

While on water patrol in East Bay, Officer Ramos saw a man harvesting oysters. A resource inspection was performed, and the man possessed 78 undersized oysters, which was 55% of his catch. The law only allows for 5% of oysters harvested to be less than three inches. The man was issued a notice to appear in court along with several warnings pertaining to the taking of oysters

This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. Information provided by FWC.

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Comments

One Response to “FWC Law Enforcement Report”

  1. mike on May 12th, 2019 5:01 am

    used to be, triggerfish were an annoyance, something u had to get down past to get to the good fish. good to see they are becoming popular, as they are a decent eating fish, make a nice filet as long as u have a good sharp knife to cut them up with. :)





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