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Three men in St. Bernard Parish booked with commercial fishing violations

Wildlife agents announce arrests after oyster theft investigation (source: wlf.la.gov) Wildlife agents announce arrests after oyster theft investigation (source: wlf.la.gov)
ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office arrested three men on Dec. 11 for allegedly selling stolen oysters among other commercial fishing violations.
 
Agents arrested Jerome Robin, 33, Daryl Robin, 32, and Richard Robin, 35, all of St. Bernard, for simple theft.  Jerome Robin was also cited for possession of untagged oysters, violations of the state's health code for refrigeration and falsifying the log sheet on the vessel.  Richard Robin was also cited for selling seafood without a wholesale/retail dealer's license.
 
Agents say they received a call from a private oyster lease holder about three men he said he hired to fish his oyster leases.  The caller said the men were seen offloading nine sacks of his oysters without his permission. Investigators say the suspects loaded the stolen sacks of oysters into a minivan in Hopedale to fulfill orders they had taken on a social media St. Bernard group website.  The three men were also allegedly falsifying the log sheets to hide the stolen oyster sacks they were taking from the lease holder.
 
When the men were stopped by wildlife agents and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Division, authorities say they were in possession of nine untagged and unrefrigerated oyster sacks.  When agents presented them with the evidence of the orders for the illegal sales, agents say the men admitted to selling them without the lease holders permission.
 
All three men were booked in the St. Bernard Parish Jail.  Agents seized and destroyed the nine sacks of oysters because of the refrigeration and log book violations.

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