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A Canadian fisherman in the Keys learned size matters as far as what’s in your bucket

The 31 undersized mangrove snappers Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy found in a fisherman’s bucket
The 31 undersized mangrove snappers Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy found in a fisherman’s bucket Monroe County Sheriff's Office

A Canadian fisherman was arrested Saturday morning on 58 counts of fishing violations related to mangrove snapper, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

George Singh, 73, had 32 mangrove snapper in his bucket when MCSO deputy Ana Coello came upon him while she was on patrol in Islamorada at Whale Harbor Bridge. Of those 32, 31 were under the 10-inch size limit, ranging from 5 1/2 inches to 9 inches.

The resident of Ontario province was charged with 31 counts of possession of undersized mangrove snapper and 27 counts of possession of over-the-bag-limit mangrove snapper.

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George Singh Monroe County Sheriff's Office

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