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Caxambas area two-ton net fishing bust

FWC Lt. Mitts Mravic continues sifting through evidence with FWC investigators Tuesday afternoon following a bust of four fishermen in two boats using illegal entangling nets to catch 4,000 pounds of fish in Caxambas Pass Friday. The two commercial well boats were seized and men face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

Photo by KELLY FARRELL, Staff

FWC Lt. Mitts Mravic continues sifting through evidence with FWC investigators Tuesday afternoon following a bust of four fishermen in two boats using illegal entangling nets to catch 4,000 pounds of fish in Caxambas Pass Friday. The two commercial well boats were seized and men face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

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  • FWC officials reel in four men facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after they net two tons of fish in Caxambas Pass, off Marco Island, using an illegal gill, entangling net.
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  • FWC Lt. Mitts Mravic continues sifting through evidence with FWC investigators Tuesday afternoon following a bust of four fishermen in two boats using illegal entangling nets to catch 4,000 pounds of fish in Caxambas Pass Friday. The two commercial well boats were seized and men face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.
  • Kirkwood Smith arrested and charged with felony net fishing by FWC officials near Caxambas Pass, Friday.
  • Daryl Ankney charged with felony net fishing Friday, March 20.
  • Carey Arthur
  • Scott Mobley

FWC officials reel in four men facing multiple charges after they net two tons of fish in Caxambas Pass, off Marco Island, using an illegal gill, entangling net, Friday March 20. Charges began with third degree felony gill net use and continue to mount as evidence is collected, FWC officials reported Tuesday.

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