Duplessis man cited for illegally selling shrimp

Duplessis man cited for illegally selling shrimp

POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 4:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 4:04am

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited a man for alleged seafood violations in St. Gabriel on December 1.

Agents cited Louis Soileau, 53, of Duplessis for selling shrimp without a retail seafood vehicle license and for failing to maintain records.

While patrolling in St. Gabriel, agents witnessed a man selling shrimp from his vehicle on the side of Highway 30.

Agents approached the man and found he did not possess the required license to sell seafood from his vehicle. Soileau was also unable to provide agents with records of where the shrimp came from.

Selling fish without a retail seafood license (vehicle) and failing to maintain records each carry a fine from $250 to $500 and up to 90 days in jail.

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