Investigators with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation are seeking the public’s help in identifying three males who reportedly removed and killed a tarpon.
A photo obtained by FWC and released to the public on June 2 shows three young males holding the large tarpon. The incident occurred on March 15 between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Calusa Campground, MM 101, bayside, in Key Largo.
Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery, per state regulations. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water, “unless in pursuit of a state or world record using a tarpon tag,” FWC says.
FWC is asking the public to contact Wildlife Alert at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) or Inv. Chris Mattson at 305-619-6578.