June 23, 2005
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division
agents cited a Beaumont, Texas, man for allegedly violating federal fishery
regulations for possession of undersized red snapper and for being over the
legal limit on June 15.
Charles Huckaby, 62, was seen fishing approximately 16 miles southeast of Sabine
Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, and was found in possession of 18 red snapper under
the minimum recreational size limit of 16 inches. The legal limit for red
snapper is four per person per day.
The agents were working in federal waters under a Joint Enforcement Agreement
between the National Marine Fisheries Service and the LDWF Enforcement Division.
The violations will be filed through the National Marine Fisheries Service, and
the fish are being held for evidence.
Agents participating in this case were Sgt. David Sanford, and Agents Aaron
Herpin and Jason Stagg.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225/765-2469 or