>From a real boating BB
>This is copied from the FWC weekly reports.
>The vessel Peter Gladding and crew along with NOAA officials spent six
>days in the Dry Tortugas testing an unmanned, remote-controlled drone
>called, the Puma AE. The Puma AE captures images, video, and has
>infrared capabilities. During the test flight, it was used to map
>corals, locate turtles, and track migrating birds. While in flight,
>the small aircraft Puma AE is extremely stealthy and can barely be
>seen or heard and can be launched, operated, and recovered from small
>vessels. Because of its numerous attributes, officers were quick to
>realize that the aircraft is also perfect for law enforcement
>applications. The operation concluded with Officers Martin Messier,
>Raul Pena-Lopez, and Josh Peters issuing two federal citations. The
>first citation was issued onboard a diving vessel operation that
>illegally entered, moored, and conducted diving activity within the
>Tortugas North Ecological Reserve without an access permit. The second
>citation was issued on a sailing vessel actively fishing illegally
>within the Tortugas South Ecological Reserve. The officers also issued
>a citation for a marine sanitation device violation after they
>discovered the y-valve was not properly secured.
>Lieutenant David Dipre attended the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
>Annual Banquet and received the Officer of the Year Award presented by
>the Monroe County Chapter of the Organized Fishermen of Florida. The
>award was to recognize his outstanding commitment and service achieved
>through innovative and continued efforts in fisheries law enforcement
>and service to the community.
Oh great, as if we didn't have enough law enforcement harassment in
our area already. Next thing you know they'll be giving free cell
phones to manatees with 911 on speed dial. I wonder what the penalty
is for shooting a drone?