January 13th, 2021 – 6:30pm
Meeting with Special guests from law enforcement to discuss illegal charter issue rampant along our west coast
Manny Antonaras – Special agent in charge, south east division -727-824-5344 – Manny.firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Walia – Compliance liaison officer – 727-824-5334 – email@example.com
Joe Scarpa – Supervisory enforcement officer - cell 727-743-2326 – Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org
REPORTING – hotline is BEST – (800)853-1964
If happening now, they will call back
If happened in past or online tip they often will not follow up, but you can request call back
Most is covert operations for following up
Very little overt action and patrols due to 12 officers covering from NC to Texas including Caribbean
Captain Scott Pearce – Statewide investigations & marine law – cell 850-528-4546 email@example.com
Major Roger Young – Regional Commander – cell 813-376-6418 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain Bill Holcomb – cell 813-244-5161 - William.email@example.com
FROM MAJOR ROGER YOUNG: Please feel free to have anyone call either myself or Captain Holcomb then we will direct them to right person for their area or get them the cell phone numbers for the Lieutenants and or Officers. They work shift work so we try not give their numbers out in mass but put mine and the Captains numbers out there and we will connect them. Also, our dispatch center is 24-7 and can put anyone in direct contact with any officer or Lieutenant that is on duty 813-558-5050 or 888-404-3922.
Lt George Wells (captain of the gulf sentry) – George.Wells@myfwc.com
Lt Mike Bibeau (who talked about recent capture of illegal charter) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lt Matt Dallarosa – Matthew.email@example.com
REPORTING – hotline is best, but can also follow up online & call local officer contact
888-404-3932 hit number 7 – if actively happening this is best option this will contact dispatch
Online reporting portal -> https://public.myfwc.com/LE/WildlifeAlert/Default.aspx
If happened in the past or online tip the online portal is great option
FWC also recommended following up with local contact if you have one (we will get local’s info for everyone)
Finally, when you report to FWC you can request call back they will enjoy following up, they want to!
DON’T USE ASKFWC.COM WEBSITE!!!