FWC Report May 15, 2014

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 09:16 AM.

During the first week of May, officers from the division of law enforcement of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made a gill net bust off St. George Island.

Officer Allen was patrolling Apalachicola Bay near the island when he observed two individuals working what appeared to be a net from the shore line. Allen positioned his vessel to where he could conduct surveillance on the two subjects, during which he observed the individuals working the net and taking fish from it.

When he conducted a resource inspection, Allen determined the individuals were fishing a monofilament gill net and were in possession of undersized red drum. The net and fish were seized and citations were issued to the two fishermen. 

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