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Louisiana Agents Arrest Net Fisherman


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested three men in Lafourche Parish on July 22 following an investigation into reported gill net violations.
Richard A. Green, 49, and Richard N. Green, 26, of Golden Meadow, along with Jeffery P. Goff, 42, of Galliano were arrested for allegedly taking black drum and Florida pompano illegally with a gill net and for violating the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission rules and traversing regulations.

The investigation began after the subjects were stopped by the U. S. Coast Guard in Bayou Lafourche, near Leeville, for reported boating safety violations. The Coast Guard then contacted LDWF agents and informed them they had stopped a commercial vessel with a large quantity of black drum and pompano on board along with a gill net.

The investigation culminated with the seizure of approximately 1,100 pounds of black drum, 170 pounds of pompano, a gill net and an 18-foot aluminum boat. The three men were cited for using a saltwater gill net illegally and for failure to comply with commission rules and regulations concerning traversing permits. They were booked into the Lafourche Parish Jail.

Using a saltwater net illegally and violations of commission rules and traversing regulations are each punishable by fines up to $950 and up to 120 days in jail, or both, plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized.

Agents participating in the case were Lt. Glen Gremillion, Sgt. Mark Benton, and Agents Carl Pickett and Charles Ferrington.



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