A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agent cited a man for allegedly using skimmers during a closed season on July 12 in Plaquemines Parish.
Sgt. Villere Reggio with the help of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office (PPSO) cited Timothy P. Cheramie Jr., 32, of Buras, for using skimmers in a closed season.
The agents were responding to complaints of illegal shrimping taking place in the Buras area. During the stop agents seized and sold 1,413 pounds of shrimp.
Using skimmers in a closed season carries up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail plus forfeiture of anything seized.
Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Villere Reggio and PPSO Deputies Chad LaFrance, David Morgan and Wayne Galjour.