Florida Keys News
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Harsher penalties for trap robbers
Officials, anglers seek to upgrade charges to felonies when haul exceeds certain limit

The same group of prosecutors, wildlife officials and fishermen who successfully lobbied state legislators last year for tougher trap-robber sentences now want stiffer penalties for over-the-limit violators, too.

The Monroe County State Attorney's Office last week met with the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association (FKCFA) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservati...

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