Enforcement agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited Edward Rodriguez Jr., 56, of Kenner on July 29 for allegedly possessing undersized speckled trout and bull shark.
Agents were patrolling the Port Fourchon area of Lafourche Parish when they encountered Rodriguez. During the course of an inspection to ensure compliance with state and federal fishing and boating safety regulations, the agents discovered ten speckled trout under the legal 12-inch minimum size limit as well as one bull shark measuring under the legal 54-inch size limit.
If convicted of possession of undersized speckled trout, Rodriguez faces fines between $100 and $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs, a $25 fine per fish under 12 inches, and revocation of any fishing licenses for up to three years. If convicted of possession of undersized bull shark, he faces a fine between $100 and $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.
Agents involved in this case were Sgt. Davis Madere, Sgt. Chad Hebert and Sr. Agent William Boyd.
For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2469 or firstname.lastname@example.org.