TWO MEN CITED FOR RED DRUM VIOLATIONS IN PLAQUEMINES PARISH

Release Date: 10/15/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged recreational fishing violations on Oct. 6 in Plaquemines Parish.


Derrick A. Jones, 44, of Harvey, and Dwayne A. Jackson, 44, of Avondale, were each cited for allegedly taking over the legal limit of red drum, taking undersized red drum, taking over the legal limit of black drum and taking undersized black drum.


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 45 red drum, 40 of which were under the legal length of 16 inches, and 13 black drum, 10 of which were under the legal limit of 16 inches.  The daily limit on black drum and red drum is five fish per person per day.


If convicted, the penalty for possessing over the limit of red drum on the water carries a fine of up to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, or both, plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized.  Taking undersized red drum, taking over the limit of black drum and taking undersized black drum are each punishable by fines of up to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.  The state shall also assess a civil penalty for the value of each illegal fish.  All the fish were seized and later donated to charity.


Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Adam Young, and Senior Agent Villere Reggio.


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

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