Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited five Louisiana men for allegedly being over the limit of red snapper during a vessel inspection out of Venice.
According to a news release, the five men — Darren Bartlett, 50, of Kenner; Christopher Bartlett, 53, of Mandeville; Michael Moats, 39, of Metairie; Kevin Pichon, 52, of Metairie and Robert O'Neil, 52, of Mandeville — were allegedly in possession of 20 red snapper.
The bag and possession limit is two red snapper per person. The five men doubled their legal limit of 10 fish, the release states.
Additionally, all five men were also written warnings for not having their recreational offshore landing permit, which is required in order to possess red snapper.
Over limit of red snapper brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. The men could also face a total civil restitution of $287 for the replacement value of the over limit fish, the release states.