Three Galliano men cited for oyster violations

Three Galliano men cited for oyster violations

GALLIANO, LA (WVUE) - Three men from Galliano get cited for oyster violations.

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent cited John P. Bruce, 50, Jace P. Griffin, 28, and Jarrod P. Bruce, 29, for harvesting oysters from an unapproved polluted area and unlawfully taking oysters off a private lease without written permission.

The agent spotted the men Monday harvesting oysters in an unapproved area on Bayou Faleau.

The agent seized the dredges and returned 10 sacks of oysters to the water. He also seized the vessel on a department seizure order.

The men face fines of up to $950 and up to 129 days in jail.

They could also have their oyster harvester licenses revoked by the department for up to one year.

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