Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for allegedly shrimping during a closed season Monday in St. Bernard Parish.
Ricky R. Robin, 63, of St. Bernard and Jonathan Gould, 36, of Violet, were ticketed for using trawls for shrimp during a closed season, according to a news release.
Agents allegedly observed the men actively shrimping in the Bay Eloi area around 6 a.m., and seized 25 pounds of shrimp and returned them to the water, the release states.
Using trawls during a closed shrimp season carries a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Additionally, if convicted the men could be sentenced to harvest shrimp only from a vessel with an approved vessel monitoring system monitored by LDWF, according to the release.