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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES


RE: Forefeiture of Illegal Seines, Nets, Traps or Other Fishing Devices / Equipment                     
REF: CR-2017-034-SC

WHEREAS, Article X, Section 16, Florida Constitution, enacts limitations on marine net fishing in Florida waters, and  

WHEREAS, § 379.337, Florida Statutes, sets forth procedures for the confiscation, seizure and forfeiture of illegal fishing gear;

NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties, where it is alleged that an illegal seine, net, trap or other fishing devices/equipment is found and taken into custody, and the owner thereof is not known to the officer finding the same, this Order shall serve as the order forfeiting said item to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission referenced in § 379.337(3), Florida Statutes.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that property forfeited pursuant to this Order must be destroyed or disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 379.337(4), Florida Statutes.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 30th day of June 2017.

/s/ Terence R. Perkins
TERENCE R. PERKINS
CHIEF JUDGE