TWO MEN CITED FOR RED DRUM VIOLATIONS IN PLAQUEMINES PARISH

Release Date: 08/29/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited two men for allegedly taking over the limit and undersized red drum in Plaquemines Parish on Aug. 20.
            
David Howell, 25, and Edward Munoz, 22, of Marrero, were cited after agents found them in possession of 42 red drum on the Mississippi River levee in Venice.  Agents witnessed both men recreationally fishing with rods and reels.  All of the red drum were also under the legal size limit of 16 inches.  The daily limit on red drum is five fish per person.  All 42 red drum were seized as a result of the investigation and later donated to charity.
 
The penalty for taking or possessing undersized red drum carries a fine of up to $350, jail for not more than 60 days, or both plus court costs.  In addition to the penalties, a fine of $25 per fish less than 16 inches and revocation of any and all fishing licenses for one to three years may also be assessed.  The penalty for taking or possessing too many red drum is a fine of up to $350, jail for not more than 60 days, or both plus court costs, and in addition a fine of $25 per fish over the limit payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.


Agents participating in the case were Sr. Agents Adam Young, Villere Reggio, and Agent Derek Sampey.


For more information contact Lt. Col. LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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