Commercial Fishers Illegally Catches 1,500 Pounds Over Snapper and Grouper

Officer with the FWC discovered a fishing vessel that was 1500 pounds over its limit after boarding it 35 miles offshore. The violation resulted in a $14,000 fine from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Overfishing is a practice that only ends up hurting  those that follow guidelines when its continued occurrence forces limits to be made even more strict.

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