Two cited for black drum violations in Lafourche Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited two fishermen for alleged fishing violations on Oct. 19 in Lafourche Parish.

Agents assigned to the Statewide Strike Force, while on patrol on Pointe-Aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area, found two fishermen in possession of 35 black drum of which 18 were under the legal size limit.

The fishermen were identified as Aaron Griffin, 38, Stephanie Griffin, 39, both from Raceland and an unnamed juvenile.

Agents cited the fishermen for unlawfully taking and possessing over the limit of black drum and unlawfully taking and possessing undersized black drum. Agents seized and later donated the fish to charity.

The penalty for unlawfully taking and possessing over the limit of black drum is a fine of $100 to $350, or imprisonment for up to 60 days, or both plus court costs. The unlawfully taking and possessing undersized black drum is also punishable by a fine of $100 to $350, or imprisonment for up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.

Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Todd Laviolette and Agent R. Bear Fletcher.

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