Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited five Louisiana men for alleged red snapper violations on July 11.
Agents cited Darren Bartlett, 50, of Kenner, Christopher Bartlett, 53, of Mandeville, Michael Moats, 39, of Metairie, Kevin Pichon, 52, of Metairie, and Robert O'Neil, 52, of Mandeville, for over the limit of red snapper.
Agents on a Joint Enforcement Agreement patrol out of Venice stopped the men’s vessel for an inspection. Agents found the men in possession of 20 red snapper.
The bag and possession limit is two red snapper per person. The five men doubled their legal limit of 10 red snapper.
All five men were also written warnings for not having their recreational offshore landing permit which is required in order to possess the red snapper.
Over limit of red snapper brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. The men could also face a total civil restitution of $287 for the replacement value of the over limit fish.
Agents participating in the case are Senior Agent Michael Marques Jr. and Senior Agent Michael Williams.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.