Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited five individuals with 10 violations for alleged illegal activity on the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on June 27.
Agents cited Tony Vaughn, 27, of Montegut, Craig Vogel, 25, of Houma, and Jamie Theriot, 31, of Houma, for not abiding by WMA rules and regulations after agents observed the men crabbing on one of the WMA dams after legal sunset.
Agents also cited Jamie Dardar, 37, of Montegut, and Calvin Naquin, 43, of Montegut, for not abiding by WMA rules and regulations, using illegal trawls and blocking the passage of fish. Dardar was also cited for failure to pay class one requirements from a prior wildlife and fisheries related violation. Dardar and Naquin were observed accessing and using an illegal trawl to block one of the WMA dams after legal sunset.
Not abiding by WMA rules and regulations carries a fine between $100 and $750 or imprisonment between 60 to 90 days. Using illegal trawls, blocking the passage of fish and failure to pay class one requirements each carry a fine between $250 and $1,000 and between 90 days and 120 days of imprisonment.
It is illegal to be on the Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA after legal sunset and to block the free passage of fish using an illegal trawl.
Participating in the case were Senior Agents Nicholas Guillory and Michael Williams.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at firstname.lastname@example.org.