Two Houma men cited for allegedly keeping 52 redfish in Terrebonne Parish

Incident occurred Jan. 10 out of Dulac, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Houma men Tuesday for allegedly being in possession of 52 redfish in Terrebonne Parish.

Agents cited Danny Parnia, 52, and Ryan A. Pellegrin, 38, for possessing over the limit and undersized redfish, according to a press release.

Agents on patrol for a license and creel-compliance check checked the men in the lower Dulac area, the release states. Only nine of the 52 fish were legal size, and the total put the men 42 redfish over the daily limit of five per person.

Possessing over the limit of redfish brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Possessing undersized redfish carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.  The men will also be subject to a fine of $25 per redfish that were over the legal limit bringing a total fine of $1,025.  Civil restitution may also be assessed for the illegally taken redfish totaling $1,111.74, according to the release.