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He posted fish images from his Keys trip. Then he went to jail

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A North Florida man got here to the Florida Keys in August and fished, chronicling his trip by posting movies and images on his Facebook web page.But a few of these catches, police mentioned, had been crimes.The Facebook posts present a protected Goliath grouper being filleted, a batch of undersized lobster on the grill and an undersized nurse shark positioned in a swimming pool that’s handled with chlorine at his trip rental in Marathon, based on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Yansel Garrido, 32, was jailed Tuesday after his arrest on costs of cruelty to animals — for the nurse shark therapy — harvesting a Goliath grouper and possession of six undersized lobsters, all misdemeanors.Garrido, who lives in Callahan near Jacksonville, remained locked up at a Monroe County jail Tuesday night on $18,101 bond.One photograph on Facebook confirmed Garrido had a Goliath grouper on the dock of the holiday home, FWC reported, whereas one other photograph confirmed him scaling and reducing the Goliath on a fillet desk. The images had been posted Aug. 27.State fish and wildlife police arrested a person they mentioned killed a federally protected Goliath grouper whereas on trip within the Florida Keys in August 2020. In this screenshot, the person is seen with a Goliath grouper, based on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Garrido instructed police he didn’t know the massive fish he filleted was a Goliath grouper, a species that has been protected in state and federal waters off Florida since 1990.“What the hell is that?” he instructed an FWC investigator, based on the arrest report. “I thought it was just a fish.”Garrido additionally mentioned, “I’m not going to jail. I have a family to support.”The investigation started Sept. 23 after somebody despatched FWC Capt. David Dipre a video noticed on Garrido’s Facebook web page.The video, posted Aug. 24, reveals a really small nurse shark swimming within the backside of a swimming pool, FWC mentioned. A younger boy dives down and grabs the nurse shark and brings it to a person on the deck, who reveals it to some individuals.At one level within the video, Garrido is holding the nurse shark, police mentioned.“The shark is extremely sluggish and close to near death,” the FWC report states. “It shows no resistance or ability to fight or get away.”Story continuesFWC mentioned the shark had been “tormented” by being positioned in chlorinated water.The shark is not more than 24 inches lengthy, FWC mentioned. The legislation states somebody can not harvest a nurse shark shorter than 54 inches lengthy.Police mentioned they captured the video on Garrido’s Facebook web page. The publish is headlined, “Little sand shark!”He caught a giant fish near Key West. But he went to jail after bragging about itAfter watching the nurse shark video, Dipre checked out the remainder of Garrido’s Keys posts and mentioned he discovered proof of the lobster and Goliath grouper violations.

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