REPORT A VIOLATION
If you think you see a violation you should report it immediately but make sure to follow best practices to document the event. You also can ask the FWC to check for the mandatory shark fishing permit.
Contact the FWC if you suspect illegal shore-based shark fishing but make sure you understand how the make the most effective statement. This will assist the FWC in determining if an investigation will be opened.
When communicating with FWC law enforcement, you must present an accurate account of events and provide evidence corroborating your story, thorough testimony enhances the chance of prosecution.
Don't forget to ask for the FWC Officer for their name(s), badge number(s), and a case number for follow-up. Please send us the case# and all acquired documentation for our records.
If you were unable to get an officer to the scene, fill out the FWC's online violations reporting form https://myfwc.com/contact/wildlife-alert/.