Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division
Agents cited two men on April 28 for alleged red drum violations
in Plaquemines parish.
Figueredo, 44, of Baton Rouge, and Roberto Garcia, 44, of
Kenner, were each cited for allegedly taking over the legal
limit of red drum. Roberto Garcia was also cited for fishing
without a required basic and saltwater license.
stopped the two men near the Jefferson Lake Canal as they
were fishing from a boat and found them to be in possession
of 18 red drum. The daily limit on red drum is five fish per
person per day.
the penalty for taking over the limit of red drum carries
a fine up to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both, plus
an additional fine of $150 per fish over the limit paid to
LDWF. The penalty for fishing without a basic and saltwater
license carries a $50 penalty per offense, or jail time up
to 15 days or both. The state shall also assess a civil penalty
for the value of each illegal fish. A total of $ 281.00 was
assessed in this case. All the fish were seized and later
donated to charity.