Florida Keys fisherman cited for possession of undersized shark

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC )
Division of Law Enforcement

Weekly Report
June 12, 2015 thru June 18, 2015

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An officer and a lieutenant were on water patrol near Rubicon Key when they observed two subjects in a vessel that was tied to the mangroves. Both subjects were fishing so the officers conducted a fisheries inspection. The subjects’ cooler contained assorted snappers, one of which was undersized. However, further inspection revealed a freshly harvested, undersized nurse shark that was hidden underneath a board in the vessel’s bilge area. A citation was issued to the owner/operator of the vessel for the shark violation.

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Source: FWC



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