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FWC & Fishing Regulations

Postby Srbenda » August 15th, 2019, 8:24 pm

After reading a recent thread about the FWC and trout regulations, I thought I would post a few local incidents from the FWC arrest report.
You can access the weekly reports here, and read the stuff from all over the state. Some of it is pretty incredible, and plainly, the FWC is only catching a certain percentage of the poachers.

https://myfwc.com/about/inside-fwc/le/weekly-reports/

WAKULLA COUNTY Officers Hughes and Korade were conducting resource inspections at the fort in St. Marks when they sawwhat appeared to be a commercial fishing vessel returning to port. The officers checked the subjects after they loaded their vessel and found them to be in possession of over the daily bag limit of spotted seatrout, with one greater than 20 inches in length. Both subjects were issued citations for the violations and the fish was placed in evidence.


Officer Gerber received a trespass complaint for Deseret Cattle and Timber property. Fresh blood was found in the middle of the road and drag sign. A trail camera was also stolen nearby. A subject was established and interviewed at a camp. Officer Gerber located a trail camera in the vehicle that did not belong to the subject and a cooler full of fresh deer meat that could not be explained. The subject had recently washed the back of his rental vehicle,but a small spot of deer hair and blood was located. Blood samples were taken from the vehicle and roadway and submitted to the lab for DNA testing.A few days later, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with a subject that
5had been arrested and was in possession of two large bucks in the bed of a rental truck. The subject was interviewed by Officer Gerber and Lieutenant Guy. The subject was the same subject from the earlier investigation. He admitted to night hunting the two bucks while trespassing. The subject got his vehicle stuck on private property while trying to gut the deer. He broke into a nearby home and stole multiple firearms and a tractor to get his truck unstuck. When returning to the home to retrieve a set of keys he dropped, the Sheriff’s Office was waiting on him after he was spotted by the home owner driving his stolen tractor. During his custodial interrogation, he also admitted to trespassing and night hunting on Deseret property from the previous violation and the deer meat from the cooler was in fact the same deer that produced the blood and hair found in the roadway and the bed of his rental truck. Multiple felony and misdemeanor charges were filed in Bay and Gulf County for armed trespass, night hunting, grand theft, armed burglary and taking wildlife with rim-fire rifle. A rifle and headlamp as well as the deer were seized. The subject was booked into the Gulf County Jail.


FRANKLIN COUNTY While on patrol in the offshore patrol vessel Guardian, Lieutenant Marlow, Officers Boyd and Nelson and NOAA Officer Harwell boarded a shrimping vessel south of Little Saint George Island. While aboard they found the vessel’s nets to have a violation reference one of their required TEDs (Turtle Excluder Devices). The officers went into their ice hold and inspected their catch. They located gray triggerfish out of season and found the vessel to be more than300 pounds over their bag limit for flounder.The appropriate action was taken to address the violations.


While aboard the offshore patrol vessel Guardian, Lieutenant Marlow and Officers Boyd and Nelson boarded a commercial vessel approximately 24 miles south of Franklin County. The vessel was engaged in both dive and hook and line fisheries. During the inspection, the officers located what appeared to be red snapper that was cut up and not landed in whole condition.Additionally,there was some of the cut up reef fish that was on the hooks of a rod and reel and being used as bait. The appropriate action was taken reference the violations


While aboard the offshore patrol vessel Guardian, Lieutenant Marlow and Officers Boyd and Nelson boarded a commercial bandit rig vessel approximately 50miles south of Dog Island. The occupants cut their fishing gear and threw it overboard while the patrol 2vessel was approaching and failed to allow inspection of those items. While aboard the vessel, officers located a shark fillet and had an occupant throw a piece of uninspected fish overboard after being advised not to do so. The appropriate action was taken for the violations
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Re: FWC & Fishing Regulations

Postby JIm Smith » August 16th, 2019, 2:41 pm

not trying to start a war but I think a more close inspection of the commercial people is in order before we go changing the rules just on the private sector
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Re: FWC & Fishing Regulations

Postby Srbenda » September 11th, 2019, 8:49 pm

What is wrong with people?

FRANKLIN COUNTY Officers McLeod and Travis were working in the area of the Lanark Boat Ramp. They saw a vessel returning from fishing and conducted a fisheries inspection. During the inspection they discovered a hidden compartment in the floor of the vessel with 26 red snapper. The red snapper was seized and entered into evidence. The subjects on the boat were cited for possession of red snapper during closed season


Officers Clark and Kossey were working near Dog Island Reef when they sawa boat returning from fishing. They boarded the boat and conducted a fisheries inspection. Officer Kossey discovered a cooler containing two undersized and out of season gag grouper. The captain of the vessel was citedfor the violationand the fishwereseized and entered into evidence.
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Re: FWC & Fishing Regulations

Postby mitchamafied » September 11th, 2019, 9:54 pm

JIm Smith wrote:not trying to start a war but I think a more close inspection of the commercial people is in order before we go changing the rules just on the private sector


Considering commercial harvest makes up well under 10% of total harvest, that may not be the place to look.
https://myfwc.com/media/21280/seatroutworkshop.pdf
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Re: FWC & Fishing Regulations

Postby bbb » September 11th, 2019, 11:39 pm

mitchamafied wrote:
JIm Smith wrote:not trying to start a war but I think a more close inspection of the commercial people is in order before we go changing the rules just on the private sector


Considering commercial harvest makes up well under 10% of total harvest, that may not be the place to look.
https://myfwc.com/media/21280/seatroutworkshop.pdf


I believe he is talking about illegal commercial activity. One of the examples being a commercial boat was 300#s over their legal limit of flounder. Average size being 2#s, thats just 150 fish too many.
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Re: FWC & Fishing Regulations

Postby relicshunter » September 12th, 2019, 12:42 pm

I would guess that 300#'s over on flounder was not a freak accident, but a regular occurrence for them. They just got caught finally.
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