Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries busted two men for allegedly being over their redfish limit in Port Sulphur on Feb. 11, according to a news release.
Byron Turner, 35, of Port Sulphur, and Raishon Hingle, 18, of Labadieville, were cited for possessing undersized redfish, possessing more than 10 redfish and fishing without a basic or saltwater license, the release states.
Acting on a complaint about two people trespassing on Plaquemines Parish property at a pump station on West Paula Drive in Port Sulphur, agents found Turner and Hingle in possession of undersized redfish, according to the release.
The pair then took agents to a residence, where they allegedly located 23 more redfish. Of the 33 fish taken, 10 were under the legal size limit of 16 inches, the release states. The penalty for over the limit redfish is stricter for anyone possessing 10 or more fish, according to the release. Both men also did not have basic or saltwater fishing licenses, the release states.
Possessing more than 10 redfish carries a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Taking undersized redfish brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Angling without a basic or saltwater license each carries a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail. The men will also be assessed civil restitution in the amount of $608.81 for the illegally taken fish, the release states.