Three fishermen who were commercial fishermen were detained Saturday by authorities in Florida Keys after they discovered more than 100 small lobster tails aboard their vessel.
The bust took place when the men started to sell their catch to a buyer who was also cited.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stated Tuesday a search of vessel after officers spotted eight small lobsters during offloading.
Below deck were 129 wrung spiny Florida lobster tails in a 5-gallon bucket.
The landowner was found to have four mangrove snappers and two queen conchs.
They were taken into custody and charged with misdemeanors of having wrung spiny Florida lobster tails onto the water and possessing undersized lobster. Each was also charged with a felony charge of possessing 100-plus undersized spiny Florida Lobster.