LDWF agents make four separate cases of shrimp in the parish of Terrebonne – L’Observateur
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) law enforcement officers cited six people for alleged violations of the commercial shrimp fishery in August in the parish of Terrebonne.
On August 4, officers cited Travis P. Guy, 39, of Montegut, for skimming shrimp during a closed season in Lake Pelto. Officers seized 100 pounds of shrimp.
On August 7, officers cited Nat P. Alario, 52, of Cutoff, for trawling shrimp during a closed season in Pelto Lake. Officers seized 10 pounds of shrimp.
At 5 p.m. on August 9, officers cited Gage Lacoste, 25, of Theriot, and Cledis J. Dehart, 70, of Theriot, for skimming shrimp during a closed season at Dog Lake. Officers seized 30 pounds of shrimp.
Also on August 9 at 12:30 p.m., officers cited Archie P. Tate, 79, of Bogalusa, and Joseph C. Menard, 49, of Columbus, Mississippi, for skimming shrimp during a closed season in the bay. from Terrebonne. Officers seized 15 pounds of shrimp.
The coastal shrimp season for these areas began at 6 p.m. on August 9.
Trawling or skimming shrimp during a closed shrimp fishing season results in a fine of $ 400 to $ 950 and up to 120 days in jail. Guy could also face civil damages totaling $ 257.
In addition, for the first shrimp fishing conviction during the closed season, the court may revoke or suspend the offender’s trawl, skimmer or butterfly gear licenses for one year from the date of the conviction. . During such revocation or suspension, the offender may be present on board a vessel fishing or possessing shrimp or having a trawl, skimmer or butterfly net only if the vessel is equipped and uses a monitoring system. vessels in operation, accessible to the LDWF. The offender may also have to perform 40 hours of community service.
Officers involved in the affairs are Lt. Davis Madere, Sgt. Michael Garrity, Staff Sgt. Ryan Breaux, Corporal Norman Deroche, Corporal Brett Nabors, Chief Constable Richard Bean, Chief Constable Jonathan Boudreaux and Constable Jacob Stelly.