Man facing charges after allegedly trying to sell red snapper before snapper season began
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (WEAR) —
A man is facing three charges after investigators say he tried to sell red snapper on Facebook before snapper season began.
According to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, on May 6 officers received a tip through the Wildlife Alert Hotline than an individual was attempting to sell red snapper on Facebook.
Snapper season for charter fishing boats with a federal license didn't begin until June 1, and June 11 marks the first day of snapper season for recreational fishermen.
An FWC officer obtained a copy of the post and reached out to the 35 year-old Fort Walton Beach man before bringing him in for questioning.
After an interview with officers, he was charged with violation of recreational snapper season, not having a saltwater products license and not having a retail license.