3 men charged with lobster violations in Monroe Co.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Media contact: Officer Robert Dube, 305-684-8703
Working a special detail in Monroe County Friday night, officers
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
arrested three men on numerous lobster-related violations. Officers
with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Border Patrol also
FWC officers observed a boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Sunshine
Key operating with no navigation lights and moving in slow circles.
When the boat arrived at a boat ramp, one man got off with a
5-gallon bucket, which he dropped when he saw an FWC officer. At
that time, the operator of the boat jumped into the water.
Officers inspected the boat and recovered the catch, seizing
more than 100 wrung lobster tails, 53 of them undersized, as
The operator of the boat, Carlos J. Infante (DOB 10/02/69) of
Naples, and two passengers, Gustavo Rodriguez (05/05/58) of Miami
and Angle J. Vigoa (DOB 07/01/53) of Palm Springs, were charged
with possession of wrung tails, possession of undersized lobster
and possession of lobster over the allowable limit, all
misdemeanors. They face other charges as a result of this case as