LDWF Enforcement Region 4 News

Texas Fishermen Cited for Federal Fishing Violations

Release Date: 09/02/2011

 

September 2, 2011-Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited four men on Aug. 29 for alleged fisheries violations in federal waters. 

Agents cited Kevin Hai Vo, 53, of Houston, Texas; Dien Xuan Le, 47, of Dickinson, Texas; Hai Tan Pham, 47, of San Leon, Texas; and My J Lam, 45, of Houston, Texas for possessing over the limit of cobia and failing to keep saltwater finfish intact.

The daily possession limit for cobia is two per person.  Agents seized 10 cobia and 84 pounds of cobia filets.

Possessing over the limit of cobia brings a fine between $100 and $350, up to 60 days in jail or both.  Failing to keep saltwater finfish intact carries a fine between $250 and $500, up to 90 days in jail or both.

Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Brian Theriot, Sgt. Mitch Darby, Sgt. Keith Delahoussaye and Senior Agent Derek Logan.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

Two Louisiana Men Cited in Iberville Parish

Release Date: 08/04/2011

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged fisheries violations on Aug, 2 in Iberville Parish.

Agents cited Abram Allen Barbay, age 19, of Maringouin, and Benjamin Paul Bello, age 20, of Lakeland, for taking over the limit and undersized black bass.

Agents were alerted by a confidential informant that Barbay and Bello were taking a large number of black bass south of Ramah in the levee pitts.  After being checked, agents found both men to be in possession of 62 black bass that were all under the 14-inch minimum size limit.  The limit on black bass is 10 fish per person. 

Barbay and Bello were additionally charged a civil restitution in the amount of $498.20 for replacement value of the bass.  The fish were donated to charity.

Agents participating in the case were Senior Agents Jerry Stassi and Marc Adams.

The penalties for taking undersized and over the limit of black bass are fines between $100 and $350, or up to 90 days in jail, or both plus court costs for each offense.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

Seven Louisiana Residents Cited For Vandalism to Sherburne W.M.A.

Release Date: 05/16/2011

 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited seven Louisiana residents on vandalism and alcohol related charges on the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on May 15 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Agents cited David Wayne Stear, 21, of Metairie; Darryl Kent Deville, 19, of Krotz Springs; Natache Brooke Coates, 20, of Lottie; Michael Joseph Guitreau, 21, of Metarie; Kristen Ann Jarreau, 27, of Jarreau; and two juveniles for criminal damage to state property.

Stear, Guitreau, Deville, Coates and Jarreau were also cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  Agents also cited Deville, Coates, and two juveniles for possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

Subjects were cited after agents found them drinking and damaging Sherburne WMA signs at the Little Alabama boat launch.

St. Landry Emergency Medical Services transported one of the juveniles to Opelousas General Hospital after she was found passed out from drinking.  All other subjects were cited and then released.  The juveniles were released to their parents.

Criminal damage to state property carries up to a $500 fine and up to six months in jail or both.  Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile carries up to a $500 fine and up to six months in jail or both.  Possession of alcohol under the age of 21 carries up to a $100 fine or up to six months in jail or both.

Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Cliff Ortis, Senior Agents Lance Devillier, Ryan Faul, Michael Williams and Agent Mitchell Saunder.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

L.D.W.F. Agents Cite Individual for Taking Game Fish with Hoop Net

Release Date: 02/25/2011

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Plaquemine man for allegedly taking game fish illegally on Feb. 19 in Iberville Parish.

Agents witnessed Jessie Williams Jr., 47, in the Pats Bay area with 145 crappie that he allegedly caught in his hoop net. Williams was attempting to conceal the fish by placing them in a crawfish sack and hiding them on the bank.

Taking game fish illegally carries a fine from $400 to $950, or up to 120 days in jail or both. The illegal fish were seized and donated to a local charity.

Agents involved in the case were Sgt. Ronnie Hebert and Senior Agent Jerry Stassi.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

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