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FWC arrests man for illegal commercial lobster fishing

News Release

Monday, August 04, 2014

Media contact: Officer Bobby Dube, 305-684-8703

On Aug. 2, officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested Pablo Enrique Anaya-Rodriquez, 49, of Key West, for actively fishing commercial lobster traps without having the required crawfish license tags attached to his traps.

The arrest followed a lengthy investigation by FWC officers and investigators.

“When people operate illegally, it not only harms the resources but it takes business away from lawful commercial fishermen,” said Capt. David Dipre, area supervisor for the FWC.

Anaya-Rodriguez had been captaining the commercial crawfish vessel My Twins at Fishbuster Seafood on Stock Island. He was charged with 53 counts of actively fishing commercial lobster traps without having crawfish license tags attached to his traps.

For more information on commercial fishing and licenses, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “Commercial Fishing” under “Saltwater Fishing.”



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