BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two subjects for alleged closed season shrimping violations on April 17 in St. Bernard Parish.
Agents cited Ricky R. Robin, 63, of St. Bernard, and Jonathan Gould, 36, of Violet. Agents say the men were using trawls for shrimp during a closed shrimp season, and that the men were observed actively shrimping in the Bay Eloi area around 6 a.m.
The Louisiana spring inshore shrimp season is currently closed in this area. Agents seized 25 pounds of shrimp and returned them to the water.
Using trawls during a closed shrimp season carries a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Additionally, if convicted the men could be sentenced to harvest shrimp only from a vessel with an approved vessel monitoring system monitored by LDWF.