A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agent cited three Golden Meadow residents for alleged oyster fishing violations near Bayou Blue located in Lafourche Parish on Jan. 17.
Senior Agent Thomas Wolf was responding to a complaint of harvesting oysters from an unapproved polluted area when he spotted a vessel harvesting oysters from the unapproved area. After stopping the vessel, Wolf cited John Mejia, 50, Talasha C. Nelson, 34, and Jeffrey L. Shepard, 58, for harvesting oysters from an unapproved polluted area.
Wolf seized and returned four sacks of oysters to the water. He also seized the dredges and vessel.
Taking oysters from an unapproved polluted area brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. The subjects could also forfeit any seized equipment if convicted.
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