Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited five men for alleged red snapper fishing violations on April 24.
Agents cited Carman Johnson, 44, of Mobile, Ala., Ryan Bergeron, 19, of Houma, Randy Landry, 51, of Houma, Jordan Musso, 30, of Broussard, and Robert Musso, 51, of Youngsville, for possessing red snapper in federal waters during a closed federal red snapper season. Agents also cited Johnson for over the limit of red snapper.
LDWF agents working a Joint Enforcement Agreement patrol found the five men in three separate vessels at least 15 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Agents found Johnson in possession of eight red snapper, Bergeron and Landry with three red snapper between them, and Jordan and Robert Mousso also with three red snapper total.
The federal red snapper season in federal waters opens on June 1 in the Gulf of Mexico. During the season, each fishermen is allowed two red snapper 16 inches or longer per day.
Possessing red snapper in federal waters during a closed federal season and over the limit of red snapper each brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Johnson may also face up to $230 in civil restitution.
Agents participating in the case are Lt. Joseph Arnaud and Sgt. Bryan Marie.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.