Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited four people for alleged recreational shrimping violations Saturday in the Robinson Canal in lower Terrebonne Parish, according to a news release.
Tony Bella, 28, of Bourg, Percy Michel, 28, of Thibodaux, Necole Hello, 32, of Thibodaux, and Courtney Boquet, 26, of Bourg, were ticketed for possessing over the legal limit of shrimp and intentional concealment of fish, according to the release.
Acting on a tip, agents found the four subjects, with Bella and Michel allegedly cast netting for shrimp and Hello and Boquet allegedly removing the shrimp and bringing it to a nearby residence so they wouldn’t be over the limit, according to the release.
At a residence in Montegut, agents found 328 pounds of shrimp, which were seized and sold for market value, the release states.
The recreational limit for shrimp on May 21 was 50 pounds per vessel or truck per day. Possession over the limit of shrimp recreationally brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Intentional concealment of fish carries a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail, according to the release.