TWO MEN CITED FOR RED DRUM VIOLATIONS IN PLAQUEMINES PARISH

Release Date: 05/08/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Agents cited two men on April 28 for alleged red drum violations in Plaquemines parish.


Eusebio Figueredo, 44, of Baton Rouge, and Roberto Garcia, 44, of Kenner, were each cited for allegedly taking over the legal limit of red drum.  Roberto Garcia was also cited for fishing without a required basic and saltwater license.


Agents stopped the two men near the Jefferson Lake Canal as they were fishing from a boat and found them to be in possession of 18 red drum. The daily limit on red drum is five fish per person per day.


If convicted, the penalty for taking over the limit of red drum carries a fine up to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both, plus an additional fine of $150 per fish over the limit paid to LDWF.  The penalty for fishing without a basic and saltwater license carries a $50 penalty per offense, or jail time up to 15 days or both.  The state shall also assess a civil penalty for the value of each illegal fish.  A total of $ 281.00 was assessed in this case.  All the fish were seized and later donated to charity.


Agents participating in this case were Sgt. Scot Keller and Senior Agent Adam Young.


For more information, contact Lt. Colonel Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov
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