FWC searching for three men who killed large Tarpon
KEY LARGO, Fla.– The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is searching for three men who removed killed a Tarpon.
On March 15, the three grabbed the fish out of the water and killed it at the Calusa Campground, according to FWC.
Tarpons should remain in the water unless an angler is trying for a record using a Tarpon tag. The tags cost $50 per tag, per fish.
“Keep tarpon, especially the gills, in as much water as is safely possible,” FWC said on their website.
If you have any information about the situation, call Wildlife Alert at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) or Investigator Mattson at 305-619-6578.
Tarpons can grow as large as 8 feet and can weigh up to 280 pounds.
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