Two Terrebonne Parish men were sentenced in Division A of Terrebonne Parish Court for illegal oyster fishing violations on Oct. 8.
Fernando Carbajal, 39, of Houma, and Jonathan Reyes, 25, of Houma, both entered a guilty plea before 32th Judicial District Court Judge George Lark for one count of taking oysters from an unapproved area in Sevin Canal in Terrebonne Parish on June 26, 2014.
Judge Lark sentenced both men to pay a $950 fine, serve 120 days jail time suspended upon paying fines, revoked their oyster harvester license privileges for one year, serve 40 hours of community service in the litter abatement program and both men cannot harvest oysters for a period of one year unless the vessel is equipped with a vessel monitoring device. Both men were also put on active probation for six months.
Assistant District Attorney Barry Vice prosecuted the case. Participating in the investigation were Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Sgts. Bryan Marie and Richard Purvis and Agent Richard Bean.
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