Two Terrebonne Parish men were sentenced last week for illegal oyster violations in connection with a June incident in Sevin Canal in Terrebonne Parish.
According to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Fernando Carbajal, 39, and Jonathan Reyes, 25, both of Houma, entered guilty pleas before 32nd Judicial District Court Judge George Lark for one count of taking oysters from an unapproved area on June 26.
Both men were sentenced to pay a $950 fine, serve 120 days jail time suspended upon paying fines, had their oyster harvester license privileges revoked for one year and were ordered to serve 40 hours of community service in the litter abatement program, the release states.
Additionally, both men cannot harvest oysters for a period of one year unless their vessel is equipped with a monitoring device.
Both men were also put on active probation for six months, according to the release.