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Canadian charged in Florida for catching undersized fish

Posted: 7:25 AM, Sep 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-30 08:03:04-04
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ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - A Canadian man has been charged with possessing nearly three dozen undersized fish in the Florida Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Saturday that 73-year-old George Singh of Ontario, Canada was charged with 31 counts of possession of undersized mangrove snapper. Singh was also charged with 27 counts of possession of over-the-bag-limit of the fish.

Authorities say they found Singh with the fish in a bucket at the Whale Harbor Bridge in Islamorada.

All but one of the mangrove snapper were under the legal size limit of 10 inches (25 centimeters).

Jail records did not list an attorney for Singh.

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