Game Wardens seize 488 illegal red snapper


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On March 26th at approximately 11:00pm, the USCG contacted Texas Game Wardens regarding a recreational vessel with an unknown amount of illegal red snapper on board. Texas Game Wardens made contact with the vessel and USCG in Freeport.

The vessel contained 488 illegal red snapper with a commercial value of $9500.00 making this one of the largest recreational seizures in the Gulf Of Mexico.

This is a joint investigation involving the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, United States Coast Guard, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Multiple criminal cases are pending.

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Lili Sams

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Hey y'all! I'm a sweet tea lovin' girl from the Lone Star State. I am recent graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, currently living and working in the Big Apple. When I'm not in the big city you can find me riding a 4 wheeler and hunting with my papa.

One Response

  1. david lawrence

    why have the names and details of arrest been so quiet after a week ?