REALITY CHECK: Sniffing out illegal catches

The K-9 unit helps deter crime. (WPMI)

Marine Resource Officers are boarding vessels every weekend making sure fisherman are sticking to the fishing limit.

The enforcement's K-9 Unit can find any hidden contraband on boats in under 30 seconds.

When the federal government started shortening red snapper seasons, Marine Resource Officers started receiving an alarming amount of complaints of anglers filleting catches offshore and hiding them on their boats.