A Homestead man was arrested in the Keys for poaching lobsters.

Pascual Castaneda was spearfishing near the Channel 5 Bridge when the Sheriff's Office came across his operation. He first drew attention by diving without a dive flag, but it was what was in two blue bags that got the handcuffs out: eight speared lobsters – half of which were undersized.

Castaneda was charged with six misdemeanors for possessing over the limit; possession of speared lobster; possession of lobster out of season; having no measuring device; spearfishing within 100 yards of a fishing bridge. 

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