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Retired FWC Investigator Steve Wayne inducted into the 2022 Florida Law Enforcement Officers' Hall of FameMonday, May 23, 2022 - The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of Florida’s residents and visitors through their works, service and exemplary accomplishments.
- Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Darrell York of the commercial fishing vessel, Watch Out, agreed to pay $22,300 restitution for resource-related crimes dating back to 2015.
- Friday, April 22, 2022 - Broward wildlife dealer and company sentenced for a scheme to unlawfully enrich themselves and others by smuggling illegally-harvested Florida turtles out of the United States and into China, Japan, and other places.
- Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - FWC officers were conducting an operation to monitor for stone crab vessels fishing in the closed areas of the Big Bend stone crab – shrimping zones.
- Monday, March 14, 2022 - The FWC has charged a vessel captain with the unlawful use of a monofilament entanglement net (gill net) to take pompano outside of the Pompano Endorsement Zone in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
- Friday, March 11, 2022 - During their inspection, officers discovered more than 11,000 pounds of shrimp, valued at more than $30,000, and several pounds of cobia fillets in the vessel’s freezer. Upon further inspection, officers also discovered turtle-excluder device (TED) violations.
- Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - As of March 1, 2022, all collection and possession of diamondback terrapins is prohibited with the exception of scientific research with a valid permit.
- Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - This operation resulted in 17 derelict vessel citations and 12 at-risk citations.
- Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Volunteers met the morning of Feb. 15 to coordinate the removal of derelict crab traps around the Ozello, Crystal River and barge canal areas.
- Monday, February 21, 2022 - The removals, which were estimated to take six months, were completed ahead of schedule.