LDWF agents cite Brusly man for charter boat regulation violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Brusly man for alleged charter guide fishing violations on July 29 in Jefferson Parish.

Agents cited Austin C. Rivault, 24, for two counts of failing to comply with charter boat regulations.

Agents received a complaint that Rivault was going on for hire charter fishing trips with clients in June and July without the required charter fishing licenses. Agents made contact with Rivault in Grand Isle on July 29 and he admitted to taking clients on charter fishing trips without the required licenses.

LDWF requires all charter fishermen to have a U.S. Coast Guard captains license, an LDWF charter boat fishing guide license and proof of at least $300,000 liability insurance all in their possession while on the water and fishing.

Failing to have a charter guide license carries up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail for each offense.

Agents participating in the case are Lt. Davis Madere and Sgt. Stuart Guillory.

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