Five Houma-area men were cited Monday (June 27) for alleged illegal activity on Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.
Agents cited Tony Vaughn, 27, of Montegut; Craig Vogel, 25, of Houma; and Jamie Theriot, 31, of Houma for not abiding by WMA rules and regulations after agents allegedly observed the men crabbing on one of the WMA dams after legal sunset.
Agents also cited Jamie Dardar, 37, of Montegut and Calvin Naquin, 43, of Montegut for not abiding by WMA rules and regulations, using illegal trawls and blocking the passage of fish.
Dardar also was cited for failure to pay Class 1 requirements from a prior wildlife and fisheries related violation.
Enforcement agents claim they watched Dardar and Naquin accessing and using an illegal trawl to block one of the WMA dams after legal sunset.
It is illegal to be on the Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA after legal sunset and to block the free passage of fish using an illegal trawl.
Not abiding by WMA rules and regulations carries a fine between $100 and $750 or imprisonment between 60 to 90 days. Using illegal trawls, blocking the passage of fish and failure to pay Class 1 requirements each carry a fine between $250 and $1,000 and between 90 days and 120 days of imprisonment.
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