ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Six men have been arrested for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish.
The men, who occupied two vessels, were taking in oysters during closed season, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Glenn Cascio Sr., 54, and Glenn Cascio Jr., 35, were on arrested on one vessel. Baron Navarro, 40, Sotelo Galdino, 36, Rigoberto Badillo-Gomez, 38, and Jose Camalgo, 18, were arrested on a second vessel.
Navarro was also cited for failing to comply with refrigeration requirements.
After receiving numerous complains of illegal oyster harvesting, agents set up surveillance nearby. The two oyster vessels were spotted dredging in the area around 2:30 p.m., agents say.
Agents seized all four dredges and a total of 136 sacks of oysters, which were returned to the water.
All men were booked into the St. Bernard Parish Jail.