Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 33-year-old St. Bernard man for alleged oyster violations in Drum Bay on Feb. 14.
According to a press release, Bruce Guerra III was ticketed for using an illegal scraper and taking over the limit of oysters on a public seed ground.
Agents allegedly found Guerra with 70 mini-sacks of oysters on his vessel, but the daily limit for the seed ground is 20 sacks, which equals 60 mini-sacks, the release states.
And the teeth on Guerra’s scrapers were allegedly 6 inches long, but scrapers for use on a public seed ground may not be longer than 5 inches, according to the release.
Using an illegal scraper and taking over the limit of oysters on a public seed ground each bring a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Agents returned the 70 mini-sacks of oysters to the public oyster seed ground in Drum Bay, the release states.