Thousands of illegal lobster condos called casitas still line seafloor off the Florida Keys

keysnews.com – The removal of illegal lobster condos called casitas from the waters off the Florida Keys has come after extensive criminal investigations and at the cost of those convicted of placing them on the seafloor.Between 1,200 and 1,500 casitas — which were built out of PVC piping, concrete blocks and in some cases hurricane shutters and highway guardrails — were removed from the Gulf of Mexico nearshore waters of the Keys between 2009 and 2012, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) law enforcement officers. continued

2 Responses to Thousands of illegal lobster condos called casitas still line seafloor off the Florida Keys

  1. sam thompson says:

    i do not believe it…………I run the keys back country all the time and never see FWC there except july 27-28………sport diver lobster days.

    • Chris Scola says:

      I my six years of trapping off of Key West, I only saw FWC out there once. During the early part of the season when divers are most active it was common to see many dive boats making multiple trips. Pure thievery.

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