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    Fine or Penalty

    There was a thread in the West Central forum that got "poofed" about 2 guys keeping 27 Redfish. Some were over and under the slot limit. What penalty/fine are these D-Bags looking at.
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!

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    Don't know of the specifics on the case, but it is a criminal offense (misdemeanor) and fines up to $1,000 per charge.
    Don't blink - they grow up fast


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    just saw this on fwc facebook today
    http://www.facebook.com/MyFWC?ref=ts&fref=ts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kids Ate My Bait View Post
    fines up to $1,000 per charge.
    I hope they get $1000 per fish
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simeoncoleman View Post
    I hope they get $1000 per fish
    x2
    Don't blink - they grow up fast


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kids Ate My Bait View Post
    x2
    X3

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    Poaching charges should work like what happens if you get caught with drugs. If you have a certain amount in your possession( I know its not distributing when it comes to fish) it should turn into a felony. 27 redfish is stupid and I really hope they get a 27,000+dollar fine each for this. A slap on the wrist is not going to change anything. They will probably just try to be more sneaky next time.

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    Not sure what happened with that particular case, I remember reading it too and waiting to see what happens.

    Usually though, when you're caught with under/over slot or over bag limit on fish they give you one citation per qaunity that was over bag limit. Unfortunately at best (or worse for them?) they will get a misdemeanor fine for each fish just for under/over slot possession and they'd be a couple hundred bucks each. It will also fall on the state Attorney and judge in how they would like to pursue it.

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    A fish that is both undersize and over the bag limit equals two citations. When I worked as a game warden we always asumed there may be a commercial element involved and would investigate that angle until we determined the violations were strictly recreational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simeoncoleman View Post
    I hope they get $1000 per fish
    is that still cheaper? $2000 or more :D

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