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Task force takes on illegal commercial boating activity

Written by on February 16, 2021

Task force takes on illegal commercial boating activity

With covid curbing large and indoor events on land, Miami Beach officials say the party is moving to the water – but not all marine operators do business safely and legally, so a joint task force is diving in to target transgressors. 

It’s natural, said Commander Jo-Ann Burdian of the US Coast Guard, that passengers and tourists are looking to water activities for an exciting outdoor experience during this time. The heightened demand, she said, has led to increased illegal activity among commercial vessel operators. The Coast Guard, Miami Beach Police Department and Florida Fish and Wildlife, she said, are teaming up to address these issues.

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