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How much does it cost the state to do fisheries inspections on the more popular piers

mdiaczykmdiaczyk Posts: 135 Officer
In my last post I mentioned a fisherman that kept a gag grouper out of season at the Skyway pier. I have only seen someone checking a anglers catch once. The person said I got to keep my undersized snapper. He just gave the guy a warning.
I know what you are saying about me I am a jerk because I think that everyone should be treated the same. Regardless of what language they speak. What is the problem is it a cut or no money? The story is the same. I did not know there is a season or size limit. I don't speak English or my culture does not believe in your system of conservation. We have to keep everything we catch. I know this is nothing new. FWC knows what is going on. Lots of these people have criminal background etc. Could it be, they are trying to avoid pissing off Asian and Hispanic american groups. The person I witnessed catch the grouper out of season was like everyone else. He fit in to was like everyone else. He has 3 poles with penn 4/0's nice penn spinning rods. He did this in front of his son and his girlfriend. Is there some law that says you are not allowed to search my cooler or car for grouper. Does this have to do with their 14th amendment rights. If someone saw you catch the fish then that is a mute point right. Does the state not care about this. Is collecting fines an issue. What is the deal is it too hard to get an officer on foot on the pier.

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  • will i amwill i am Posts: 314 Officer
    over in south florida the keys are patrolled by officers all the time. its a matter of caring.
  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,240 Officer
    Have you called to report it?
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • mdiaczykmdiaczyk Posts: 135 Officer
    I could get my *** kicked too
  • Westwall01Westwall01 Posts: 5,452 Admiral
    mdiaczyk wrote: »
    In my last post I mentioned a fisherman that kept a gag grouper out of season at the Skyway pier. I have only seen someone checking a anglers catch once. The person said I got to keep my undersized snapper. He just gave the guy a warning.
    I know what you are saying about me I am a jerk because I think that everyone should be treated the same. Regardless of what language they speak. What is the problem is it a cut or no money? The story is the same. I did not know there is a season or size limit. I don't speak English or my culture does not believe in your system of conservation. We have to keep everything we catch. I know this is nothing new. FWC knows what is going on. Lots of these people have criminal background etc. Could it be, they are trying to avoid pissing off Asian and Hispanic american groups. The person I witnessed catch the grouper out of season was like everyone else. He fit in to was like everyone else. He has 3 poles with penn 4/0's nice penn spinning rods. He did this in front of his son and his girlfriend. Is there some law that says you are not allowed to search my cooler or car for grouper. Does this have to do with their 14th amendment rights. If someone saw you catch the fish then that is a mute point right. Does the state not care about this. Is collecting fines an issue. What is the deal is it too hard to get an officer on foot on the pier.

    First off I don't work for FWC....but I do work for one of the S.O.'s in the Marine Unit. We do check the piers, boat ramps, boats, etc. as much as possible but without the publics help we can only do so much....just like FWC. Secondly there is no such thing in Florida as "collecting a fine" for out of season, undersize, oversize, over the bag limit, etc. Each of these is a crime and not civil....another words you are charged with a misdemeanor, not given a civil citation like for speeding. I deal with this type of thought process a lot more than I would like to....this is your resource, my resource, everybody's resource, not a single persons resource........next time you see this type of behavior take some ownership and phone it in so it can be dealt with. We may make it there in time or we may not. We may issue a warning or make a case, depends on many factors. If you allow it to happen it just keeps happening.
  • mdiaczykmdiaczyk Posts: 135 Officer
    Thanks Westwall01 for the counseling I needed it. It is a request to appear right okay. Next time I will call it in. P.S Now I need to find a reel. It is like when my mother looks for shoes she looks at 100's. When I look at reels I look at 100's too.
  • will i amwill i am Posts: 314 Officer
    mdiaczyk wrote: »
    Thanks Westwall01 for the counseling I needed it. It is a request to appear right okay. Next time I will call it in. P.S Now I need to find a reel. It is like when my mother looks for shoes she looks at 100's. When I look at reels I look at 100's too.

    message me, i can help you out with a good reel
  • BarrellBarrell Posts: 1,293 Officer
    I have the local CO's cell number in my phone and call whenever I see something. You should also. Get a good description of the person, boat and vehicle registration number really help.
    mdiaczyk wrote: »
    In my last post I mentioned a fisherman that kept a gag grouper out of season at the Skyway pier. I have only seen someone checking a anglers catch once. The person said I got to keep my undersized snapper. He just gave the guy a warning.
    I know what you are saying about me I am a jerk because I think that everyone should be treated the same. Regardless of what language they speak. What is the problem is it a cut or no money? The story is the same. I did not know there is a season or size limit. I don't speak English or my culture does not believe in your system of conservation. We have to keep everything we catch. I know this is nothing new. FWC knows what is going on. Lots of these people have criminal background etc. Could it be, they are trying to avoid pissing off Asian and Hispanic american groups. The person I witnessed catch the grouper out of season was like everyone else. He fit in to was like everyone else. He has 3 poles with penn 4/0's nice penn spinning rods. He did this in front of his son and his girlfriend. Is there some law that says you are not allowed to search my cooler or car for grouper. Does this have to do with their 14th amendment rights. If someone saw you catch the fish then that is a mute point right. Does the state not care about this. Is collecting fines an issue. What is the deal is it too hard to get an officer on foot on the pier.
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