Three Louisiana men cited for commercial shark-fishing violations

Trio allegedly in possession of 74 large coastal sharks off Grand Isle, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three Louisiana men this weekend for alleged commercial shark-fishing violations off the coast of Grand Isle.

According to a press release, Daie Minh Le, 42, of Buras, Hung Van Le, 38, of New Orleans and Thanh Van Le, 52, of Buras, were ticketed for being over the limit of large coastal sharks.

Agents on patrol found the men still actively fishing and already in possession of 74 large coastal sharks, the release states. Most of the sharks were black tip sharks, as well as one hammerhead.

The limit for large coastal sharks is 36 per day, according to the release. The illegal fish were seized and sold for market value.

Over the limit of large coastal sharks carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail, according to the release.