Lobster hunters kept Florida Wildlife Commission officers busy in the Keys on Wednesday with several boating and marine resource violations.
But despite the large number of vessels on the water, there was only one injury accident. At about 3 p.m., two boats both running on a plane collided on Big Basin around the 82 mile marker of U.S. 1 in Islamorada.
A small child, whose identification was not available, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to FWC officer Bobby Dube. “I think the child was scared more than anything,” he said.
In the Keys, the FWC wrote a “fair amount of tickets” for undersized lobsters, and for hunters with more than the limit of six, “but there were no egregious numbers where somebody went to jail,” Dube said.