Tuesday, May 30, 2006
What a Waste
Florida authorities located an illegal gill net in the Indian River Lagoon that was over 200 feet long. When they pulled in the net they found it to contain over 100 dead Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Pompano.
"Moschella said neither a boat number or a commercial license number was marked on the net, so investigators are relying on witnesses to help them track down the owner.
"We have no idea who owns the net," she said. "It's very difficult to tie an unmarked net to a person or boat."
Anyone who may be able to help is asked to call the state's toll-free hotline at (888) 404-FWCC.