Man cited for possessing conch

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A Miami-Dade County man was given a mandatory notice to appear in court citation Saturday for possessing protected conch.

 

Marine Deputy Willie Guerra was on patrol near Sunshine Key at Mile Marker 38 at approximately 6 p.m. when he saw two men dragging a canoe with fishing rods inside.

 

Both men denied having any fish or other wildlife. Deputy Guerra spotted four live queen conchs inside the canoe. One of the men — 31-year-old Markus Dyer — stated he didn’t know the conch were alive. The other man denied taking any of the conch.

 

Dyer was cited and the conch were returned to the water.