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Wildlife agents say Metairie man was trawling without a turtle exclusion device

Wildlife agents report alleged violation involving turtle exclusion device (source: wlf.la.gov) Wildlife agents report alleged violation involving turtle exclusion device (source: wlf.la.gov)
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Metairie man on Nov. 22 for allegedly shrimping in Lake Pontchartrain without his required Turtle Exclusion Device (TED).
 
Agents were on patrol to conduct a TED compliance patrol when they say they observed Roland Mollere Jr., 62, actively trawling in Lake Pontchartrain.  Agents made contact with Mollere to perform a license compliance check and TED inspection.
 
During the inspection, agents report they discovered that Mollere's gear was not equipped with the required TED.  Mollere was issued a citation and his net was seized in relation to the violation.
 
Trawling without a TED brings up to a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

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