Caught with 49 undersized grouper and black sea bass

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission seize more than 45 undersized fish all found during a routine vessel inspection.

Fifty black sea bass (46 undersized), two undersized gag grouper and one undersized red grouper were all found in a single compartment during a routine resource inspection of a vessel returning from offshore fishing.

All the illegally harvested catch were seized and the occupants of the vessel were issued citations for their violations.

To ensure the long-term abundance of our precious natural resources, it is important that all anglers follow the fishing regulations that are in place. To help conserve our natural resources by reporting fishing violations to our Wildlife Alert Hotline by calling 888-404-FWCC (3922), #FWC or #FWC on a cell phone, or texting/emailing Tip@MyFWC.com.

Recreational saltwater fishing regulations: http://MyFWC.com/Fishing/Saltwater/Recreational/.

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