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LWF agents arrest 3 men for illegal oyster harvest

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested three men for illegally harvesting oysters.

Agents arrested Dustin J. Robin, 30, of St. Bernard; Randal Assavedo Jr. ,35, of Mereaux; and Carlos Mejia, 42, of Houston, Texas, for unlawfully taking oysters off a private lease, among other violations.

Wildlife agents were patrolling the Lake Robin area near Delacroix when they spotted the men dredging in a polluted area and without a permit. The men were arrested, and agents seized 12 sacks of oysters, the men's boat and two oyster dredges.

The agency said each violation carries a fine up to $950 and up to 120 days in jail.

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

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