A Key West couple is facing charges for selling shrimp without a license.
Iliecer Noa, 41, and his wife Carolina Aviles, 37, allegedly posted photos of five-pound bags of shrimp for $40, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Seth Hopp saw the Facebook posts and checked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to see if the couple had the proper licenses to sell saltwater products. It was determined that neither Aviles nor Noa had a commercial fishing license.
Deputy Hopp confronted the couple at their home on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. The couple said they bought a 70-pound bag of shrimp from a guy riding a bicycle on Stock Island, according to a news release. They made a total of $300 from selling the shrimp and admitted they were planning to return to Stock Island to buy more shrimp to sell.
Noa and Aviles both received citations for having no saltwater dealer license and for failing to have required records when selling saltwater products, a news release said.